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WMU trustees to consider faculty contract extension at Tuesday meeting

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Western Michigan University Board of Trustees planned to meet for a special meeting Tuesday to discuss a contract extension. (WWMT/file)

Western Michigan University Board of Trustees announced a special meeting to consider a one-year extension of the university's contact with the faculty union.

The meeting was scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and will be streamed online.

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday, May 17 on specific terms of the contract with professors. Western Michigan University's chapter of the American Association of University Professors ratified the agreement Thursday, May 21.

Those who wish to address the board for public comment must notify Dr. Kahler Schuemann, at kahler.schuemann@wmich.edu, by 5 p.m. Monday, May 25, for instructions on how to participate in the virtual meeting.

President Edward Montgomery announced during a virtual town hall Monday, May 11, 2020, a substantial number of employees from each department would be laid off.