WMU nets $9.5 million in special appropriations

Special appropriations to support four Western Michigan University initiatives were approved in the state of Michigan's recently concluded budget cycle. Learn about that support and other legislative activity impacting WMU in the Bronco Advocacy Network newsletter.

Poll shows Michigan residents support boosting Higher education funding

A new poll shows Michigan residents want the state to invest in higher education to keep tuition low, and that more than 80 percent of parents with high school students believe their child will receive at least a four-year college degree. The phone survey asked 600 Michigan residents their views on higher education and was facilitated by Glengariff Group on behalf of the Michigan Association of State Universities. Read more.

Lets End Campus Sexual Assault logoWMU to host 4th campus sexual assault summit

Michigan's First lady Sue Snyder announced that Michigan's fourth "Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let's End Campus Sexual Assault" summit will be held Monday, Sept. 24, at WMU

"I'm proud of the leadership role Michigan has taken to address the prevalence of sexual assault on our college and university campuses. These statewide summits are an important part of our work to raise awareness and prevention efforts to ultimately change the culture and put an end to campus sexual assault," Snyder said in making the announcement.
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Bronco Gubernatorial appointments

Congratulations to the following Broncos selected for gubernatorial appointments

New appointments 

  • Pam Kies-Lowe, of Lansing, Interagency Council on Homelessness.
  • Lawrence Prokop, of Mason, Board of Speech Language Pathology.
  • Daryl Delabbio, of Grand Rapids, Municipal Stability Board. 

The governor's office is always seeking qualified candidates to serve on boards and commissions. Learn how to apply via the governor's Appointments website.


WMU is proud to have seven Broncos currently serving in the Michigan Legislature:

  • Rep. Julie Alexander (R-Hanover)
  • Rep. Tom Barrett (R-Potterville)
  • Rep. Kim LaSata (R-St. Joseph)
  • Rep. Dave Maturen (R-Brady Township)
  • Rep. Mike McCready (R-Birmingham)
  • Rep. Aaron Miller (R-Sherman Township)
  • Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton Township)