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Kelly-Albertson chairs GoWMU Advisory Board

June 19, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Lynn Kelly-Albertson is the new chair of the advisory board for GoWMU, Western Michigan University's secure intranet portal.

Executive director of WMU's Career and Student Employment Services, Kelly-Albertson has served on the advisory board since its inception in 2004. She replaces Dr. James A. Gilchrist, director of Student Academic and Institutional Research, who will remain a board member.

The GoWMU Advisory Board receives and evaluates suggestions from students, faculty and staff with regard to services and content offered through the portal. The board, in turn, makes recommendations for changes to the system administrators and is responsible for drafting policy to deal with broader issues.

In addition to Gilchrist and Kelly-Albertson, regular members of the of advisory board are Dr. Keith M. Hearit, associate dean of the Lee Honors College; Gregory B. Lozeau, director of planning and middleware services, Office of Information Technology; Thomas A. Myers, news and communications specialist, Office of University Relations; Laureen A. Summerville, associate vice president of human resources; Michael D. VanPutten, manager of instructional services, Academic Technology and Instructional Services; and Michael Whang, Web and Internet librarian, University Libraries.

The board also has two student members, who typically serve for one academic year. Recently completing terms were graduate student Stephanie A. Bierlein and senior William S. Lapham. Their replacements will be named in September.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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