Words hold magic for Daneen Wardrop. They seed light and life. The professor of English at Western Michigan University is the author of seven books, three of which are poetry. Her newest collection, Life as It (Ashland Poetry Press, 2016), won the Richard Snyder Publication Prize in 2015 and the Gold IPPY Award in Poetry in 2017.
Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College recently got an international studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create programs that center around South Asia - countries like India, Pakistan, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam.
Before he was contacted by a search firm, Edward Montgomery already had some connections to Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo and the state of Michigan. Montgomery will become Western’s ninth president on August first.
Western Michigan University’s next president says he wants to make it “an institution of choice.” Edward Montgomery says that means a university that students see as place to prepare for a career and for life.
WMU's next president Edward Montgomery speaks with WMUK's Gordon Evans