May 30, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2014-15 
Graduate Catalog 2014-15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Extended University Programs

Dr. Dawn Gaymer
Associate Provost

Dr. Betty Dennis
Associate Dean and Director of University Studies

Mr. Andrew J. Holmes
Executive Director of Technology

Ms. Lisa Emery
Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing


Main Office: 3rd floor Ellsworth Hall
Telephone: (269) 387-4200
Fax: (269) 387-4204

Extended University Programs (EUP) extends Western Michigan University’s educational resources throughout Michigan and beyond by partnering with academic departments to deliver undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit conferences and workshops. These programs are delivered in a time, place, and format that address the needs of the adult, part-time learner. EUP is comprised of regional locations in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, MetroDetroit, Muskegon, Southwest, and Traverse City, as well as Online Education, University Studies, Professional Development, and the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning at WMU.


EUP Vision Statement

To inspire, enable, and encourage lifelong learning, through educational access, personal growth, and professional development opportunities - one individual, one class, and one preferred learning style at a time.

EUP Mission Statement

EUP provides University leadership in lifelong learning and innovation through educational technologies and outreach. EUP serves as the bridge to engage diverse populations.

Regional Locations

Regional locations have environments that are tailored to the busy, working adult, including comfortable seating, computer labs, wireless Internet access, and courses scheduled on evenings and weekends. In addition to academic programming, regional locations provide the connection to WMU offices including financial aid, advising, university libraries, and other university services.

Battle Creek
Kendall Center
50 W. Jackson
Battle Creek, MI 49017-3505
(269) 965-5380 or (269) 387-6293

32820 Woodward Avenue, Suite 220
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 485-4500

Grand Rapids
2333 East Beltline, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5936
(616) 771-9470

Stevenson Center for Higher Education
221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442-1783
(231) 777-0500 or (269) 387-6292

200 Ionia Avenue, S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 771-4100

2785 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(269) 934-1500

Lansing Community College University Center
MC 8200W
210 W. Shiawassee St.
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 483-9728

Traverse City
Northwestern Michigan College University Center
2200 Dendrinos Dr., Suite 201
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 995-1846

Online Education

Online Education offers a variety of courses, degrees, and certificate programs entirely online. Online Education also offers hybrid courses and hybrid degree programs that utilize contemporary online learning technologies and methodologies. Additional services include instructional design and course development support for instructors, technical support for students, and on-campus proctored testing.

University Studies Degree

The University Studies degree integrates prior coursework into a personalized degree, providing students with an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree from WMU in a manageable and straightforward fashion without the constraints of s specialized curriculum. Either a B.S. or a B.A. degree can be awarded based on the topical areas applied.

Professional Development (PD)

Professional Development is dedicated to providing an increased selection and availability of non-credit learning experiences designed with a client centric approach for personal enrichment and career elevation. This unit offers training, preparatory programs and certificates for professionals seeking continuing education credentialing. Additionally, it provides and coordinates the approval of Western Michigan University Continuing Education Units (CEU) and State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) for the State of Michigan.

Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning

The Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning at WMU offers educational opportunities for mature adults who have a passion for learning, although lifelong learners of any age are welcome to participate in the non-credit courses and programs offered. The purpose of the Institute is to:

  • Provide intellectual and cultural stimulation, personal growth, and social engagement for participants in an informal, lively, learning atmosphere.
  • Enrich and extend the quality of life for participants.
  • Create an academy of learners who can share what they have learned and experienced during their lives.