Dr. John M. Dunn (1945-) served as the eighth president of Western Michigan University from 2007 to 2017.

Prior to coming to WMU, President Dunn served as interim chancellor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Before accepting that appointment, he held the position of provost and vice chancellor at Southern Illinois. An educator for more than 30 years, Dunn was dean of the University of Utah's College of Health from 1995 to 2002 before moving to Southern Illinois. Before that, he was at Oregon State University for 20 years, last serving as associate provost. His earlier positions at Oregon State included assistant dean of Health and Human Performance, chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and director of the university's Special Physical and Motor Fitness Clinic.

Internationally known for his research and writing about the long-term health of people with disabilities, Dunn is the author of more than 50 professional papers and book chapters. He is a past president of the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; past editor of Quest, a professional publication for kinesiology scholars; and president of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Since moving to Michigan, President Dunn has been actively engaged with state and community efforts that focus on quality-of-life issues and enhancing economic development. He is a member of the boards of First National Bank, Southwest Michigan First and the WMU Foundation as well as the governing boards of the Greater Kalamazoo Area United Way, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival and the W.E.Upjohn Institute.

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Submissions from 2017

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Betty Kocher Memorial Tribute, John M. Dunn

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WMUK Campaign Message, John M. Dunn

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Seita Scholar Networking/Welcome Event, John M. Dunn

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Launch of the Western Michigan Institute, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, John M. Dunn

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Malaysia's Sunway 30th Anniversary Event, John M. Dunn

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Health Careers Connection Luncheon, John M. Dunn

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Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-12:30pm, John M. Dunn

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Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-9am, John M. Dunn

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Heritage Hall LEED Platinum Event, John M. Dunn

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Introduction of Tim Lester to Big Brothers, Big Sisters Event, John M. Dunn

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Welcome to KSO and Raymond Harvey Farewell Celebration, John M. Dunn

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Faculty Retirement Dinner Remarks, John M. Dunn

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National Honor Society Induction Gull Lake High School, John M. Dunn

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WMU Cooley Law School Commencement Address, John M. Dunn

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2nd Annual Imagine Gala WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, John M. Dunn

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Fostering Success Michigan Summit, John M. Dunn

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42nd Annual Stulberg International String Competition Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Air Zoo Science Innovation Hall of Fame, John M. Dunn

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Kalamazoo Rotary, John M. Dunn

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KRESA Kalamazoo County Administrators Meeting, John M. Dunn

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International Student Orientation Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Aquinas/WMU Engineering Partnership Signing, John M. Dunn

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Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-12:30pm, John M. Dunn

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Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-4pm, John M. Dunn

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Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-7:30pm, John M. Dunn

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Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-9am, John M. Dunn

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Graduate College Awards Ceremony Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Excellence in Education Remarks, John M. Dunn

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APA Recognition Reception, John M. Dunn

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Farewell Celebration, John M. Dunn

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Make-a-Difference Awards, John M. Dunn

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Nonprofit Leadership Celebration Remarks, John M. Dunn

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Broncos4Broncos Kickoff, John M. Dunn

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Presidential Announcement, John M. Dunn

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Cesar Chavez Scholarship Dinner Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Kappa Delta Pi Keynote, John M. Dunn

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Michigan Geographic Bee, John M. Dunn

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Cesar Chavez Scholarship Dinner Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Presidential Scholars Convocation, John M. Dunn

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52nd WMU Food Marketing Conference Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Office of Diversity and Inclusion Open House Kickoff, John M. Dunn

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Haworth College of Business Professor-of-the-Day Luncheon, John M. Dunn

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Trustee Oath of Office of Lynn Chen-Zhang, John M. Dunn

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Town Hall--Keeping Kalamazoo a Welcoming Community, John M. Dunn

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Kalamazoo Region Conversation on Respecting Diversity, John M. Dunn

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MLK GOLD Scholarship Competition Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Research Recognition Luncheon Closing, John M. Dunn

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Spring Convocation Closing, John M. Dunn

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Sustaining Success: Partnerships that Work, John M. Dunn

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Statement on President Trump's Immigration Executive Order, John M. Dunn

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Michigan Student Financial Aid Association, John M. Dunn

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Hall of Fame Tribute to Dr. John Hubert Dunn, John M. Dunn

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MLK Higher Education Open House Welcome, John M. Dunn

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President's Perspective (Jan. 2017), John M. Dunn

Submissions from 2016

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Joe Reish Reception/Roast, John M. Dunn

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Transfer Student Spring Orientation, John M. Dunn

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Statement on Dec. 8 Off-Campus Shooting, John M. Dunn

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Rajagiri University-In Pursuit of Excellence Lecture Transformative Ties: How International Education Makes Us Strong, John M. Dunn

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Christ University MBA Program Lecture Transformative Ties: How International Education Makes Us Strong, John M. Dunn

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Community Conversation-Center for Michigan Event, John M. Dunn

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25-Year Club, John M. Dunn

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First Global Ambassadors Scholarship Competition, John M. Dunn

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A Post-Election Message from President Dunn, John M. Dunn

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A Post-Election Message from President Dunn, John M. Dunn

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Kalamazoo Russian Festival, John M. Dunn

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Bernie Sanders Event Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Fall Open House Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Office of Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast, John M. Dunn

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WMU/FSW/Charlotte County Alliance Celebration, John M. Dunn

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United Way Kick-Off Welcome, John M. Dunn

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College of Education and Human Development 60th Anniversary Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Fall Convocation State of the University, John M. Dunn

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State of the University- Sept. 30, 2016, John M. Dunn

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Michigan Geological Survey Announcement, John M. Dunn

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WMU Foundation 40th Anniversary Celebration, John M. Dunn

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WMU/Consumers Energy Solar Garden Launch, John M. Dunn

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Campus Activities Board (CAB) 2016-17 Kickoff/25th Anniversary Year, John M. Dunn

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Greenleaf Scholar Reception Welcome, John M. Dunn

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President's Perspective (Sept. 2016), John M. Dunn

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Trustee Oath of Office, John M. Dunn

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Ribbon Cutting for the Valley Dining Center, John M. Dunn

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2016 Matriculation Ceremony, John M. Dunn

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Lori Moore Show Appearance, John M. Dunn

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International Student Orientation Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Student Ambassador Remarks, John M. Dunn

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50th Anniversary Celebration of Behavior Analysis at WMU, John M. Dunn

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"A Signature Year: Building Community Connections": Kiwanis Luncheon, John M. Dunn

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United Way Video Script, John M. Dunn

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New Faculty Luncheon, John M. Dunn

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PhD Cohort Dinner, John M. Dunn

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2016 Tenure and Promotion Lunch, John M. Dunn

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Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-12:30pm, John M. Dunn

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Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-9am, John M. Dunn

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DeNooyer New Car Dealers Meeting, John M. Dunn

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Celebration of Life of Charles Warfield, John M. Dunn

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Orlando Shooting Statement, John M. Dunn

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Orientation Welcome, John M. Dunn

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Faculty Retirement Dinner Remarks, John M. Dunn