Message from the Dean

Dr. Gary Bischof and his honors license plate gives a thumbs up.Welcome to the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University!

Founded in 1962, the Lee Honors College is one of the oldest honors colleges in the country. The honors college has grown in recent years to 1,750 students (nearly 10% of WMU undergraduates), and many programs and opportunities have been initiated, expanded and enhanced. The college has been fortunate to have had visionary and strong leaders over its history, and I am honored to have the opportunity to help continue its tradition of being a beacon of undergraduate academic excellence at WMU.

We have many exciting events and opportunities planned for the Fall 2018 semester.  Our Lyceum Lecture series is "Food for All: Sustainable Practices, Community Access, and Nutrition." The noon Wednesday lectures begin on Sept. 5 and will be held in the honors college lounge on most Wednesdays through Dec. 5. Our keynote speaker,  Marion Nestle, a consumer advocate, nutritionist, award-winning author and academic specializing in the politics of food and dietary choice, will speak Tuesday, Sept. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Chenery Auditorium in downtown Kalamazoo. The lectures and keynote are free and open to the campus community and public. Learn more by visiting our Lyceum Lecture series page.

The Lee Honors College strives to provide an exceptional undergraduate experience for high achieving students and the experience of a small college with the benefits of a large public research university. Please peruse our website to learn more about the many opportunities in the college.
Dr. Gary H. Bischof
Dean, Lee Honors College