Dr. Edward B. Montgomery took the reins of Western Michigan University on Aug. 1, 2017. His selection by the WMU Board of Trustees was announced April 12 following a nationwide search. President Montgomery's formal installation as the University's ninth president took place Friday, Sept. 15, during WMU's CommUniverCity weekend, an event designed to highlight and celebrate the deep ties and strong connection between the University and its home community of Kalamazoo.

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Messages to the University community

Leveraging the power of partnership, embracing our strength through diversity
Sept. 15, 2017
View the full text of Dr. Edward Montgomery's inaugural address.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion
Aug. 23, 2017
As we approach the start of the fall semester our campus is busy with preparation for the return of continuing students and the welcoming of new students to the WMU family.

Opening day message
Aug. 1, 2017
It is with a blend of both great joy and great humility that I take the reins today as Western Michigan University's ninth president.

Montgomery Board Approval Message
April 12, 2017
Dr. Edward Montgomery's address at the April 12, 2017, special meeting of the WMU Board of Trustees at which the board approved his appointment as the ninth president of Western Michigan University.