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Academic and Student Affairs Directory

Effective Fall 2022 Semester

Provost Office

Contact Title Phone Office
Dr. Brian Knetl Provost and Executive Vice President, ASA (616) 234-3920 203 Admin
Diane Smith Executive Assistant to the Provost (616) 234-3920 203 Admin

Athletics

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Lauren Ferullo Athletic Director (616) 234-3992
Brianna Greenough Support Professional (616) 234-3994

Instructional Support and Institutional Planning

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Dr. Sheila Jones Associate Provost of Instructional Support and Institutional Planning (616) 234-4289 371 RJF
Lakenya Gissendanner Support Professional (616) 234-4040 371 RJF
Matthew Novakoski Director of Transfer and Articulation  (616) 234-3183 371 RJF
Michael Miller Director of Curriculum Development & Assessment (616) 234-3543 371 RJF
Deb Dewent Director of Curriculum Management (616) 234-3921 371 RJF
Leanne Challa Program Manager - Transfer Bridges (616) 234-3459 307 Ender Hall

Center for Teaching Excellence

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Vacant Faculty Director (616) 234-3323 CSC 118
Toy McNeal Support Professional (616) 234-2278 371 RJF Hall
  • Faculty Professional Development
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Department of Experiential Learning

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Michael Schavey Director (616) 234-4180
Vacant Support Professional (616) 234-4162
  • Academic Service Learning, Honors Program, Study Away
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Institutional Research

  • Department Office:
    • Bostwick Office Suite
  • Office Phone: (616) 234-4040
Department Contact Title Phone Office
Amanda Kruzona Interim Director of Institutional Research (616) 234-3914 Bost
Lakenya Gissendanner Support Professional (616) 234-4040 371 RJF
Mark Champion Information Analyst (616) 234-4048 Bost
Ashley Ruthruff Data and Reporting Analyst (616) 234-3003 Bost
Vacant Research Analyst (616) 234-3203 Bost
Denyse Bening Research Technician (616) 234-3470 Bost

Student Records

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Valerie Butterfield Registrar (616) 234-4105

Lakisha Beck

Interim Associate Registrar (616) 234-4217
Brittany Medlin Interim Assistant Registrar, Curriculum Operations (616) 234-3017
Christopher Remley Interim Assistant Registrar-Graduation (616) 234-4126
Tracy Payne Support Professional (616) 234-2359

Teaching, Learning & Distance Education

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Vacant Executive Director of Teaching, Learning & Distance Education (616) 234-2230 373 RJF
Vacant Support Professional (616) 234-3205 373 RJF
Ian Matthews Instructional Technologist and Designer (616) 234-2395 373 RJF

Veteran’s Success Center and Benefits

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Patrick Coleman Veteran Success Coordinator (616) 234-2578
Vacant Veteran's Benefits Support Professional (616) 234-4129

Lakeshore

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Victoria Janowiak Interim Executive Director (616) 234-4354 Lakeshore 101H
Danielle Nyland Support Professional (616) 234-3812 Lakeshore 101G
Kerry Hayward Support Professional (616) 234-3476 Lakeshore
Miguel Espinoza Support Professional (616) 234-4067 Lakeshore 101C
Jacqueline Araiza Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator (616) 234-3042 Lakeshore

Promise Zone

Department Contact Title Phone Office
Ashlee Mishler Director (616) 234-4321 100 Admin
Andrew Masters Associate Director (616) 234-3804 100 Admin
Hannah Kragt New Student College Navigator (616) 234-3610 100 Admin
Ashleigh Laho Success Coordinator (616) 234-3179 100 Admin
Sarah Zwyghizen Success Coordinator (616( 234-2124 100 Admin

School of Business & Industry

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Julie Parks Interim Dean (616) 234-3744 161 ATC
Kelly Daldos Support Professional (616) 234-3744 161 ATC
Vacant Associate Dean (616) 234-4342 161 ATC
Jennifer Asselin Support Professional (616) 234-3925 161 ATC

Applied Technology

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Nathan Spahn Department Head (616) 234-3722
Katherine Peña Support Professional (616) 234-3670
  • Electricity and Electronics (EL), Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
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Automotive

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Brett Atchison Department Head (616) 234-3827
Vacant Support Professional -
  • Transportation (TR)
   

Business

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Felix Pereiro Department Head (616) 234-4504
Vacant Support Professional (616) 234-4220
  • Accounting, Office Administration, Business (BA)
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Criminal Justice

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Gary Ebels Department Head (616) 234-4282
Rachel Crapo Support Professional (616) 234-3175
David Kok Police and Corrections Academy Director (616) 234-3137
  • Criminal Justice (CJ), Sherriff’s Corrections Academy (COR), Police Academy (POL)
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Manufacturing

Contact Title Phone
Nathan Spahn Department Head (616) 234-2244
John Doneth Manufacturing Apprenticeship Coordinator (616) 234-3178
Katherine Peña Support Professional (616) 234-3670
  • Apprenticeship, Manufacturing (MN), Technology (TE)
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Vacant MAP+ Support Professional (616) 234-2206

Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

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Dr. Werner Absenger Program Director (616) 234-3696
Marcia Arp Support Professional (616) 234-3690
  • Culinary Arts (CA), Craft Brewing (CRB)
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School of Health Sciences

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Lisa Radak Dean (616) 234-3405 414 RJF
Christina Isenga Support Professional (616) 234-3405 414 RJF
Dan Sullivan Interim Associate Dean (616) 234-3724 414 RJF
Lisa Love Support Professional (616) 234-4340 414 RJF

Allied Health Program

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Julie Lacksheide Interim Program Director (616) 234-4233

Dental Auxiliaries

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Jamie Klap Program Director (616) 234-4240
Amelita Fisher Support Professional (616) 234-3765
  • Dental Assisting (DA/DAA), Dental Hygiene (DH/DHY), Dental Auxiliary (DX/DXX)
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Exercise Science

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Laura Kennett Department Head (616) 234-3323
Brianna Greenough Support Professional (616) 234-3994
  • Exercise Science (EXS), Wellness (WE)
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Nursing

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Michelle Richter Program Director (616) 234-4231
Sue Helmer Support Professional (616) 234-4238
  • Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Practical Nursing (PN), General Health (GH), Nursing (NUR)
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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Matthew Mekkes Program Director (616) 234-4236
Amelita Fisher Support Professional (616) 234-3765
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OT)
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Radiologic Technology

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Julie Lackscheide Program Director (616) 234-4233
Amelita Fisher Support Professional (616) 234-3765
  • Radiologic Technology (RT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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School of Liberal Arts

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Jason Vinson Dean (616) 234-3788 305 RJF
Lauren Odom Support Professional (616) 234-3788 305 RJF
Dr. Grant Snider Associate Dean (616) 234-3142 305 RJF
Melissa Polanco Support Professional (616) 234-2111 305 RJF

Education Department

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Dr. Becky Brinks Program Director (616) 234-4084
Abbey Atanasoff Support Professional (616) 234-3380
  • Child Development (CD), Education (ED)
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English Department

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Megan Coakley Department Head (616) 234-3135
Laura DeVries Support Professional (616) 234-4243
  • English (EN), English as a Second Language (ES), Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW)
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Language and Thought

Contact Title Phone
Mary Lucas Department Head (616) 234-3604
Kaitlyn Verhulst Support Professional (616) 234-3544
  • Communication (COM); Foreign Languages: Arabic (ARA), Chinese (CHI), French (FR), German (GR), Sign Language (SL), Spanish (SP); Humanities (HU), Journalism (JR), Philosophy (PL)
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Music Department

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Kevin Dobreff Program Director (616) 234-4188
Kelsee Brozak Support Professional (616) 234-3940
  • Music (MUS)
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Phyllis Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory

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Melissa Boman Director (616) 234-4004
Jenna Castle Assistant Director (616) 234-4004
Jeanne Lacy Support Professional (616) 234-4004

Social Sciences

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Dr. Dillon Carr Department Head (616) 234-4284
Stacey Herrick Support Professional (616) 234-4283
  • Anthropology (AN), Economics (EC), Geography (GE), History (HS), Political Science (PS), Sociology (SO)
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Theater

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Tom Kaechele Program Director (616) 234-3538
Jonathan Wheeler Support Professional (616) 234-3387
  • Theater (TH)
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Visual Arts

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Nick Antonakis Department Head (616) 234-4185
Vacant Support Professional (616) 234-3544
  • Art (AT), Photography (PO), Interiors (INT)
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School of STEM

Contact Title Phone Office
Dr. Kristi Haik Dean (616) 234-4230 137 CSC
Amy Brandstatter Support Professional (616) 234-4230 137 CSC
Jonnathan Resendiz Interim Associate Dean (616) 234-3081 137 CSC
Traci Nichols Support Professional (616) 234-4226 137 CSC

Biological Sciences

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Todd Tiano Department Head (616) 234-3895
Janis Qualls Support Professional (616) 234-4248
  • Biology (BI)
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Computer Information Systems

Contact Title Phone
Andrew Rozema Department Head (616) 234-3101
Katherine Peña Support Professional (616) 234-3670
John Doneth IT Apprenticeship Coordinator (616) 234-3178
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS)
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Mathematics

Contact Title Phone
Dana Sammons Department Head (616) 234-4085
Kim Lodewyk Support Professional (616) 234-4253
  • Mathematics (MA)
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Mechanical and Architectural Design

Contact Title Phone
Michael Merchant Department Head (616) 234-3642
Katherine Peña Support Professional (616) 234-3670
  • Architecture (AR), Drafting (DR), Engineering (EG)
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Physical Sciences

Contact Title Phone
Tari Mattox Department Head (616) 234-2119
Janis Qualls Support Professional (616) 234-4248
  • Astronomy (AS), Chemistry (CHM), Engineering (EG), Geology (GL), Physics (PH), Physical Science (PC)
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Psychology

Contact Title Phone
Dr. Frank Conner Department Head (616) 234-3612
Stacey Herrick Support Professional (616) 234-4283
  • Gerontology (GO), Psychology (PY), Social Work (SW)
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Strategic Outreach

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Dave Selmon Dean (616) 234-3170
Elino Cortes-Figuereo Support Professional (616) 234-3874
Matt Beauchamp Support Professional, Adult Education (616) 234-3172
  • Strategic Outreach Initiatives, Bridges to College, Adult Education, GRPS Initatives, Regional Sites
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Student Success

Contact Title Phone Office
Dr. Eric Mullen Dean (616) 234-3673 313 SCC
Sandy Gregory Support Professional (616) 234-3673 313 SCC
Ann Isackson Assoc. Dean – Support and Retention (616) 234-4059 413 RJF
Deborah Snider Support Professional (616) 234-3160 413 RJF
Lori Cook Assoc. Dean - Access & first Year Success (616) 234-3099 133 RJF
Raynard Ross Assoc. Dean – Persistence and Completion (616) 234-4154 347 SCC
Antoinette Harrington Support Professional (616) 234-4839 347 SCC
Denise Jones Coordinator of Student Success (616) 234-3428 348 SCC
  • Early Alert
     

Academic Advising and Transfer Center

Contact Title Phone
Kaelee Steffens Program Director (616) 234-2364
Rebecca Allington Support Professional (616) 234-4576

Academic Foundations Program

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Vikki Cooper Director, Developmental Curriculum and Instruction (616) 234-4291

Academic Support and Tutoring Services

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Don VanOeveren Associate Director (616) 234-3684
Laurie Witczak Support Professional (616) 234-4149

Academic Testing Services

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Ketashia Berrien Support Professional (616) 234-4149

College Success Center

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Marisol Blanco Associate Director (616) 234-2263
Sondra Davis Support Professional (616) 234-3034

Counseling and Career Development

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Melissa Ware Program Director (616) 234-3486
Vacant Support Professional -

Disability Support Services

Contact Title Phone
Jenna Hess Program Director (616) 234-4106
Isabel Truskoski Support Professional (616) 234-2105

Financial Aid

  • Office Location:
    • 148 RJF Hall
  • Office Phone: (616) 234-4030
Contact Title Phone
David DeBoer Executive Director (616) 234-3103
Chiquital Clay Associate Director of Financial Aid, Student Engagement & Eligibility (616) 234-3445
Erin McGill Associate Director of Financial Aid, Operations (616) 234-2126

GEAR UP

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Steve Beauclair Director (616) 234-3090 Admin

K-12 Partnerships

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Robin Sterk Director of High School Partnerships (616) 234-2583
Juan Cisneros Fonseca Support Professional (616) 234-3874

Library and Learning Commons

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Brian Beecher Director (616) 234-3869
Nicole Nyenhuis Support Professional (616) 234-2517

Occupational Support Program

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Sarah Rose Program Director (616) 234-4135
Heather DenHouter Support Professional (616) 234-4155

Student Life and Conduct

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Lina Blair Director (616) 234-3924
Ashley Fox Assistant Director (616) 234-2543
Tyler Anderson Coordinator, Service and Technology (616) 234-3754
Alyssa Rickman Coordinator, Student Resources (616) 234-2476
Sheena Weaver Support Professional

(616) 234-4161

Student Services

Contact Title Phone
Jason Schueller Assistant Director of Adult Recruitment and Community Outreach (616) 234-3106
Francisco Ramirez Associate Director of Admissions and Enrollment (616) 234-3181
Kristi Welling Associate Director of Enrollment Center Services (616) 234-3598
Magda Phillips Call Center Coordinator (616) 234-4874
Jose Mora Coordinator, New Student Orientation (616) 234-3512

TRIO

Contact Title Phone
Victoria Powers Program Director (616) 234-2167
Maggie Montes-Spruit Support Professional (616) 234-4150

Workforce Training, Job Training, Customized Training

Contact Title Phone Office
John VanElst Interim Executive Director (616) 234-3806 Tassell M-TEC
Deb Stout Support Professional (616) 234-3527 Tassell M-TEC

Customized Training

Contact Title Phone
Mary Hofstra Program Manager for Customized Training (616) 234-3766
Scott Mattson Program Manager for Job Training and Electrical Apprenticeships (616) 234-3816
  • Electrical Apprenticeships
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Deb Stout Support Professional (616) 234-3009

Job Training

Contact Title Phone
Scott Mattson Program Manager (616) 234-3816
Vacant Support Professional  
  • Construction: Construction Electrical (CNEP), Residential Construction (RSTT)   
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  • Job Training: Automotive Technician (AMEC), Computer Support Technician (STEC), Machinist/CNC Technician (MTCN), Welding/Fabrication Technician (WELD)
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Workforce Training

Contact Title Phone
John VanElst Interim Executive Director (616) 234-3806
Debra Stout Support Professional (616) 234-3527
  • Training Solutions, Continuing Education and Professional
    Development, Customized Training
     
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Building Legend

Building Abbreviations Building Name
Admin Administration Building
ATC Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center
Bost Bostwick Office Suite
Cook Cook Academic Hall
CPP College Park Plaza
CSC Calkins Science Center
ECLL Phyllis Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory
FFH Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse
Lakeshore Lakeshore Campus
LRC Learning Center
MUSC Albert P. Smith Music Center
RJF Hall Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall
SCC Student Center
Sneden Sneden Hall
Spectrum Spectrum Theater
Ender Hall Steven C. Ender Hall
Tassell M-TEC Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC
Transfer