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The new College of Engineering building on the Parkview Campus.  First classes Fall 2003.

bullet Dr. Judith I. Bailey became the seventh President of Western Michigan University on June 9, 2003.  At that time the State of Michigan was experiencing major budget shortfalls, and strategies to address these financial problems included significant funding cuts for all the State's universities plus a freeze on state-funded large building projects.

bullet WMU was able to continue work on the building project for a new facility for the College of Health and Human Services due to funding approval prior to cutbacks. The new CHHS building, located on the Oakland Drive Campus, was scheduled for completion in the summer of 2005.

bullet Despite the poor budget climate the University continued to address its classroom and facilities issues.  In May 2005, Governor Jennifer Granholm rewarded this with an Executive Order to start planning for the renovation of Brown Hall, a major classroom building built in 1967. 

bullet WMU also kept busy planning a new chemistry classroom building, to be located just east of Wood Hall, and an addition to Kohrman Hall for visual art galleries and classrooms. Groundbreaking for both these structures took place in the spring of 2005.




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