As Western Michigan University President Dr. John Dunn nears retirement and the end of his tenure, the school says a celebration of his presidency will being in January.Dunn's term ends on June 30th, 2017, but his "farewell tour" begins with the Spring semester in January.

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According to WMU:

Starting Jan. 17, Dunn will:

        • visit alumni gatherings in Colorado, Arizona, California, Florida and Washington, D.C.;

        • embark on a Feb. 27 through March 3 Farewell Bus Tour of Michigan that will take him to more than a dozen cities around the state;

        • be feted at an April 7 Miller Auditorium celebration for the campus and community.

In the same release, Kenneth Miller, chair of the WMU Board of Trustees says  "President Dunn has built a tremendous legacy on campus, in Kalamazoo and around the state and nation. We want members of all the communities we serve to have a chance to play a part in celebrating, with us, the accomplishments that have changed WMU forever and left their mark nationwide."

The farewell bash will be in May at the Stryker School of Medicine downtown. More on that as the day gets closer.