An Election Message from President Dunn
Nov. 1, 2016
The 2016 U.S. presidential campaign ends Tuesday, Nov. 8. Earlier today, I taped a message, primarily for our students, simply asking that they take heart, keep this polarized election in perspective and plan to vote.

State of the University
Sept. 30, 2016

President's Perspective
Sept. 6, 2016
Welcome back for the 2016-17 academic year. We're off and running—literally. I can't remember ever seeing a school year start at the pace of this one.

Orlando Shooting Statement
June 17, 2016
Late this week a rainbow flag was raised on a flagpole in the center of our campus. Once raised, it was promptly lowered to half staff—a symbolic move to honor those lost as a result of the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando.

Respecting Differences 2016: Bridging the Generational Divide
March 21, 2016
As stakeholders of Western Michigan University, we carry a collective responsibility for creating an environment where every person can be respected, appreciated, and have an opportunity to succeed.

WMU Alert System
Feb. 21, 2016
We're tremendously saddened by the senseless acts of violence that occurred Feb. 20 and join the wider Kalamazoo county community in its grief.

President's Perspective
Jan. 11, 2016
Welcome back for the start of the spring 2016 semester. A lot has happened over the past month, and we're poised to launch a semester full of accomplishment and celebration.

Reaffirming our values
Dec. 14, 2015
On Saturday, more than 1,800 of our students will graduate from Western Michigan University. Each of them will celebrate their individual achievements, and as a University, we will celebrate the success of the diverse academic community we have built.

WMU United Way Campaign
Nov. 18, 2015
With our WMU United Way campaign up and running, I want to thank you for your support and partnership. It really makes a difference!

An Opportunity to Reflect and Recommit
Nov. 15, 2015
The recent events on the University of Missouri campus have attracted national attention and led many, appropriately, to stop and reflect about substantive issues that still plague our society and additional change that is needed.

State of the University
Oct. 2, 2015
Good afternoon honorees, guests, community members, students, faculty and staff members. I'm very pleased you're here with us today to celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues who exemplify the mission, vision, values, past accomplishments and potential of Western Michigan University.

President's Perspective
Sept. 8, 2015
We're off and running in what has been a high-profile start to the school year. The weeks leading up to the fall kickoff have been enjoyable. Today, however, marks the start of a new academic year and the fundamental work of the University. Welcome to the 2015-16 academic year.

President's Perspective
June 16, 2015
We are rapidly approaching the close of the 2014-15 academic and fiscal years. Just two weeks from now, we'll celebrate the success of our students with the year's final set of commencement ceremonies.

President's Perspective
March 16, 2015
For those of you who, like me, were able to get away for a few days over spring recess, welcome back. The weather is much better than when we left. For those of you who stayed on campus and made tracks getting to some of those back-burner projects, thank you.

Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy
Jan. 13, 2015
As I mentioned in a recent message to the campus community, now that our students are back on campus, it is time to roll out a new policy and set of procedures for addressing sexual misconduct. The move is part of our longstanding commitment to maintaining a safe campus.

President's Perspective
Jan. 6, 2015
Welcome back. I hope your holiday break was restful, joyful and full of opportunities to revitalize. The spring semester and upcoming year will be full of the kind of activity that will require energy, focus and commitment.

Thank You Faculty and Staff
Nov. 21, 2014
As we move toward the Holiday season, I want to again express my appreciation for all each of you does to make our campus the special place it is and for consistently demonstrating what makes Western Michigan University an outstanding institution.

United Way Campaign
Nov. 10, 2014
With our WMU United Way campaign well underway, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for your support and partnership.

State of the University
Oct. 10, 2014
This is the transcript from the annual academic convocation where we gather to review accomplishments and focus on the new academic year.

President's Perspective
Sept. 2, 2014
Today is the first day of an academic year full of promise, energy and opportunity. Welcome back to all of you who have been away for the past many months and working on the various scholarly activities that make this the great institution that it is.

Improving our Campus Climate
June 17, 2014
Western Michigan University is committed to creating and fostering a working and learning environment in which all members of our community can thrive.

President's Perspective
April 25, 2014
We're literally in the final day of the spring semester, and for more than 2,700 of our students, commencement is no longer a dream but a reality that is just hours away. I hope many of you will be able to join us at Miller Auditorium tomorrow to help celebrate our core mission—student success.

Respecting Differences
March 20, 2014
As stakeholders of Western Michigan University, we carry a collective responsibility for creating an environment in which every person can be respected, appreciated and have an opportunity to succeed.

Announcement regarding the Western Michigan University School of Medicine
March 11, 2014
Our new School of Medicine will be named for Dr. Homer Stryker, a 1916 WMU alumnus and the founder of Stryker Corporation.

Budget for next fiscal year
Feb. 6, 2014
Yesterday, Gov. Snyder released his budget recommendations for the next fiscal year. He proposed an overall increase to the higher education appropriation of 6.1 percent.

President's Perspective
Nov. 12, 2013
While it seems like just a few weeks ago since I wrote about the start of the fall semester, we are now hurtling toward the end of the semester.

State of the University
Oct. 4, 2013
This is the transcript from the annual academic convocation where we gather to review accomplishments and focus on the new academic year.

Campus Climate Survey results
Sept. 18, 2013
During the 2013 spring semester, after many months of planning and thoughtful development, members of our entire campus community had the opportunity to share their perceptions and experiences through a Campus Climate Survey for Diversity and Inclusion.

President's Perspective
Sept. 3, 2013
Welcome to the fall 2013 semester and what promises to be a banner year in the history of our University. 

WMU's birthplace will be preserved
May 16, 2013
The following viewpoint by WMU President John M. Dunn was published May 12 in the Kalamazoo Gazette.

Goldsworth Valley building plans
April 16, 2013
In a message to the campus community April 16, WMU President John M. Dunn announces his decision on the fate of a new student dining hall proposed for Goldsworth Valley.

Feedback sought on possible partnership
April 2, 2013
As we move forward as a research university, we must remain alert for promising ideas that will allow us to further enhance our institutional profile and add even greater value to the degrees our students earn.

Respecting Differences 2013
March 6, 2013
As stakeholders of Western Michigan University, we carry a collective responsibility for creating an environment where every person can be respected, appreciated and have an opportunity to succeed.

A New Year, A New Semester
Jan. 8, 2013
Welcome to the start of the spring 2013 semester. I always find the beginning of each new year and new semester to be exciting and full of promise for the future.

Happy Thanksgiving
Nov. 20, 2012
Thank you for all that you do to make Western Michigan University one of the nation’s finest universities.

Veterans Day message
Nov. 7, 2012
This weekend marks our nation’s annual observance of Veterans Day—a time for honoring all who have served our country in the military and for recognizing their sacrifices.

WMU United Way Campaign
Oct. 29, 2012
With only a few weeks left in Western Michigan University’s 2012 United Way campaign, we are making excellent progress, but still are about 25 percent shy of our $300,000 goal.

State of the University
Sept. 21, 2012
This year, I deliver that assessment at a time of incredible energy and accomplishment. It is also a time when we have coalesced around a strategic plan and settled on language that describes the essence of this University.

WMU Campus Climate Study
Sept. 20, 2012
In the coming days, you will have the opportunity to share your views in a way that will help advance one of our University’s strategic goals.

President’s Perspective
Sept. 4, 2012
Welcome to the fall 2012 semester and the start of what will be another exciting year full of accomplishments!

Thank you for your support during the HLC visit
March 21, 2012
The team from the Higher Learning Commission has just completed its long-scheduled focused visit. I want to thank you for giving team members a warm welcome and for speaking with evident pride about our University community and our commitment to strategic planning.

President’s Perspective
March 2, 2012
It’s hard to believe it’s already time for spring recess. The first half of the spring semester has been incredibly busy and a time of significant progress on a number of important issues and initiatives.

We have many exciting opportunities this semester
Jan. 9, 2012
Welcome back to what will be a packed and high-energy semester. We’re off and running this week. As I look ahead, I am excited about the number of opportunities we’ll have to come together as a campus to focus on important issues and strategic campus initiatives.

Reporting illegal and unethical activities
Dec. 8, 2011
This has been a fall rife with scandal and underlying tragedy for individuals connected with two of our sister institutions—Penn State and Syracuse. I write to share my views and opinions about the shortcomings illustrated in those situations.