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Western Michigan University

W. Michigan University looks to bring programs to Florida

Western Michigan University is moving forward with plans to bring some of its academic programs including aviation training to Florida. The school's Board of Trustees approved a recommendation Tuesday to authorize the university to seek the Florida Department of Education's permission. University spokeswoman Cheryl Roland tells the Battle Creek Enquirer ( ) that the Kalamazoo school is eyeing the Punta Gorda area. The school's College of Aviation is looking to build a hangar north of the Punta Gorda Airport and rent classroom space from Florida Southwestern State College. College of Aviation Dean Dave Powell says he wants to have a presence in...