WMU board officers
2:55 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

WMU board elects officers for 2014

Jim Hettinger (left) and Western Michigan University President John Dunn
Credit WMUK

Jim Hettinger addresses Board of Trustees for the first time as chairman

Jim Hettinger will serve as chairman of Western Michigan University’s Board of Trustees for the next year. 

The former head of economic development agency Battle Creek Unlimited was elected by his fellow trustees Wednesday. Hettinger says his experience in economic development will bring a new perspective to the board. Mary Asmonga Knapp will be vice chair. That post was held by Hettinger for the last year, he succeeds Jeanne Carlson who was board chairwoman for 2013.