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Messages to the University community

New vice president for diversity and inclusion
July 23, 2018
Dr. McCorkle is an experienced higher education administrator, a professor and a diversity leader. She is committed to not only sustaining our culture of inclusivity but also assuring WMU is the "gold standard for diversity and inclusion."

New vice president for marketing and strategic communication
May 24, 2018
This afternoon, we will issue a news release announcing Tony Proudfoot as our new vice president for marketing and strategic communication. He was offered and has accepted the position. His appointment is effective June 27.

Our new provost
May 17, 2018
Following a nationwide search, a round of campus interviews and presentations, and feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, Dr. Jennifer P. Bott of Ball State University emerged as the clear choice for our University. She was offered and has accepted the position. Her appointment is effective July 1.

Our commitment to a campus culture of safety and respect
April 18, 2018
Western Michigan University is committed to creating and fostering a working and learning environment where all members of our community can thrive. We strive to be a campus where tolerance and compassion guide our daily interactions with one another. To that end, we want to make sure you are aware of information and resources to help us build and maintain a community free from incivility, discrimination and violence.

WMU's budget model
April 13, 2018
Our existing budget model has guided our approach to financial planning for many years. While we have enjoyed balanced budgets, both the external environment and our internal operating structures have changed. Now is the time to re-examine whether the University's budget process needs to evolve to help us better align with our changing environment.

Respecting differences
March 23, 2018
As members of the Western Michigan University community, we carry a collective responsibility for creating an environment where every person can be respected, appreciated and have an opportunity to succeed.

Announcement of a VP of marketing and strategic communication
March 8, 2018
Today, I am pleased to announce a national search is underway for a vice president for marketing and strategic communication.

Transformational Initiative Fund I announcement
Jan. 9, 2018
This morning, it's my pleasure to let you know about two new campus efforts that will be funded and implemented through the Transformational Initiative Fund I announced at Fall Convocation.

Message from President Montgomery
Jan. 8, 2018
Welcome back to campus and the start of the spring 2018 semester. I hope your winter recess was restful and that you had time to recharge, reflect, and get ready for a productive new year.

State of the University
Oct. 6, 2017
View the full text of Dr. Edward Montgomery's State of the University.

Leveraging the power of partnership, embracing our strength through diversity
Sept. 15, 2017
View the full text of Dr. Edward Montgomery's inaugural address.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion
Aug. 23, 2017
As we approach the start of the fall semester our campus is busy with preparation for the return of continuing students and the welcoming of new students to the WMU family.