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Graduate Catalog 2007-08 
Graduate Catalog 2007-08 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Extended University Programs

Darrell Johnson

Main Office: 1260 Ellsworth Hall
Telephone:  (269) 387-4200
Fax:  (269) 387-4204
URL:  http://www.eup.wmich.edu

Extended University Programs extends the University’s educational resources throughout Michigan and beyond by partnering with academic departments to deliver undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs and non-credit conferences and workshops. These programs are delivered through branch campuses and other locations in a time, place, and format oriented toward the needs of the adult, part-time learner. Seven branch campuses (Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, Southwest, and Traverse City), one regional site (Holland), and the Office of Lifelong Learning and Education comprise the University’s extension organization.

The mission of Extended University Programs (EUP) is to provide access to higher education for a greater constituency than could otherwise attend a central campus. In doing so we:

  • facilitate student learning in multiple settings
  • provide a strong link between campus units and students
  • deliver high quality graduate, undergraduate and noncredit programs
  • develop and maintain community partnerships, serving as an effective entrepreneur on behalf of the University
  • collaborate with and support faculty in course development, program delivery, outreach and scholarship

Graduate Programs and Courses Offers in Branch Campuses

Extended University Programs offers undergraduate and graduate programs as well as certificates, delivering the same high-quality education available on the Kalamazoo campus, only closer to where you work and live. In addition, branch campuses 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. Branch campus program offerings fall into the following disciplines:

  • Educational
  • Management
  • Wellness
  • Engineering

Please visit http://www.eup.wmich.edu/programs for a complete list of offerings.

In addition to academic programming, branch campuses also offer financial aid information, care counseling, library access, and other University services.

Office of Lifelong Learning and Education (OLLE)

A division of WMU-Extended University Programs, the Office of Lifelong Learning and Education (OLLE) is dedicated to providing an increased selection and availablity of educational opportunities to individuals pursuing personal and professional goals. OLLE is committed to providing a level of service that relflects WMU’s high standard of educational quality and excellence.

OLLE has four areas of concentration

  • Continuing Educational Opportunities: OLLE offers high qualify certificate programs, credit and non-credit workshops, professional seminars, and Continuing Education Units approved by the State of Michigan (SB CEUs) and is WMU’s official CEU provider.
  • Degree Completion: OLLE offers academic advising to a selected group of adult learners returning to the university to complete their baccalaureate degree (General University Studies).
  • Academic Program Development and Outreach: OLLE assists Academic Departments and area businesses in developing new academic programs designed to meet untapped educational demands and community needs.
  • Conference Services: OLLE provides conference development, planning, and management services.

For more information, call (269) 387-4174 or click on http://www.eup.wmich.edu/olle

Branch Campuses

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

Grand Rapids
Dr. James Schultz, Director
The Graduate Center - Beltline
2333 East Beltline, S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5936
(616) 771-9470


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

Holland Regional Site at Hope College
Ms. Deborah N. Newson, Director
100 E. 8th St.
Holland, MI 49423
(231) 777-0500

Ms. Sharon Russell, Director
Verndale Office Park
6105 W. Saint Joseph Hwy., Suite 205
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 327-1480 or (269) 387-6291

Ms. Deborah N. Newson, Director
Stevenson Center for Higher Education
221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442-1742
(231) 777-0500

South Haven
Dr. Leonard Seawood, Director
125 Veterans Boulevard
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-7506

D r. Leonard Seawood, Director
2785 E. Napier Drive
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(616) 934-1500

Traverse City at NMC University Center
Ms. Mary Swartz, Director
2200 Dendrinos Dr., Suite 200-S
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 995-1846