Messages to the University community

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.