Meeting/Event Information

    Client Panel: West Michigan Higher Education

    May 17, 2017
    2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
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    Bell's Brewery Eccentric Cafe & General Store
    355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

    Join SMPS Michigan as we host our facilities, planning, architecture and construction executives from West Michigan’s community colleges, colleges and universities to discuss current and planned campus projects. Learn about design and construction trends, including design-build,  procurement forecasts, expansion plans and gain insight into the selection process for professional consultants.


    Pete Strazdas
    Associate Vice President of Facilities Management
    Western Michigan University

    Dick Temple
    Facilities Planner and Project Administrator
    Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine

    James Moyer
    Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning
    Grand Valley State University

    Jim Jones
    Vice President of Facilities/IT
    Jackson College

    Jim Van Dokkumburg
    Executive Director of Facilities
    Grand Rapids Community College

    Ryan Smithson
    Director of Facilities
    Baker College of Jackson


    2:30 pm  Registration + Networking
    3:00 pm  Client Panel
    4:30 pm  Q+A 
    5:00 pm  Social Hour
    6:00 pm  Bus Departs 


    Cost includes admission to event, appetizers and two drink tickets.


    Parking is available on the west and north side of the building.  Please note that the west lot is a metered lot; attendee's will need to bring in their ticket to get it validated.

    round trip bus ride

    Avoid the round-trip commute to Kalamazoo and enjoy a comfortable bus ride with us. Bring a book, get some extra networking in or benefit from uninterrupted work time! The bus will arrive at 11:30 a.m. and depart PROMPTLY at noon from the MDOT/Meijer Share Lot at 20401 Haggerty Road, Northville, MI 48169. Please add a bus ticket to your order for each attendee. 



    $55.00 Member Registration

    $90.00 Non-member

    $10.00 Transportation (Bus Ride) from East Side - Add One For Each Attendee

    Please Note:
    In order to provide our members with the highest quality programs and events, it is necessary to have accurate attendance numbers when scheduling speakers and securing venues. For this reason, no refunds are offered for cancellations. However, you may send an alternate to the event at no additional charge. Reach out to us at for name changes or questions.


    Higher Education Panel Attendees

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