Northern Michigan University President Dr. Les Wong

Northern Michigan University President Dr. Les Wong joined Mark and Walt today to review the academic year that came to a close last weekend with Spring Commencement, which had the largest number of participating graduates in the history of the school.

Dr. Wong discussed the successes and challenges that NMU faced in the last year including a campus-wide bomb threat, a visit from President Barack Obama, a daunting financial picture concerning state funding and the largest alumni gift ever received by the university.

He also discussed the time line for the possible rounds of staff and program cuts and departmental reorganizations that are needed at the university due to the substantial cuts in state funding for Michigan’s public universities.

To listen to the complete interview with NMU President Dr. Les Wong, please click “HERE“.  To visit the website for Northern Michigan University, please click “HERE“.