Bronson Healthy Living Campus to be the next subject of breakfast speaker series

contact: Alyssa Benson
| WMU News
Photo of Marilyn Schlack.


KALAMAZOO, Mich.— A new healthy living campus in the community will be in the spotlight at the Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series hosted by the Haworth College of Business.

Marilyn Schlack, president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College, will discuss "The Bronson Healthy Living Campus" at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in 2150 Schneider Hall.

The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (269) 387-6059 or at Free parking is available.

The Bronson Healthy Living Campus

In 2013, a partnership was announced between Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The partners are developing an urban campus focused on food, health and sustainability. The campus, named the Bronson Healthy Living Campus in 2015, will be a catalyst for urban revitalization, community health and workforce development through sustainable food education, training, production, distribution and preparation.

Marilyn Schlack

Schlack has been president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College since 1982. Prior to becoming the first female president of a Michigan community college, she served as executive dean and associate dean of instruction at the college. Schlack has served in leadership positions in numerous local, state, and national professional and community organizations. The $46 million health-focused campus is one of many projects Schlack has spearheaded during her tenure at the college.

 Upcoming Speakers

  • Nov. 20: Dan Jaqua, Jaqua Relators
  • Jan. 29: Dr. Steven Bertman, WMU Sustainable Craft Brewing Program

About the Series

The Mercantile Bank of Michigan Breakfast Speaker Series provides an opportunity for the local community to hear top business leaders and WMU faculty, alumni and friends of the Haworth College of Business discuss current topics of interest.

For more information or to register, contact the Haworth College of Business at (269) 387-6059 or at

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