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Academic and Student Affairs Directory

Effective Fall 2021 Semester

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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

Student Success and Retention

  • Department Offices:
    • 313 SCC (Dean)
    • 347 SCC (Associate Dean)
  • Office Phone: (616) 234-3673
Department Contact Title Phone Office
Dr. Eric Mullen Dean (616) 234-3673 313 SCC
Sandy Gregory Support Professional (616) 234-3673 313 SCC
Raynard Ross Associate Dean (616) 234-4839 347 SCC
Antoinette Harrington Support Professional (616) 234-4839 347 SCC
  • College Learning Studies (CLS)
- (616) 234-4839 -
Denise Jones Coordinator, Operations (616) 234-3428 347 SCC
  • Early Alert
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Academic Advising and Transfer Center

Contact Title Phone
Erin Busscher Program Director (616) 234-3900
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 Center

Contact Title Phone
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) 234-3450

College Success Center

Contact Title Phone
Marisol Blanco Associate Director (616) 234-2263
Vacant Support Professional (616) 234-2312

Counseling and Career Development

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Melissa Ware Program Director (616) 234-4132
Deborah Snider Support Professional (616) 234-4576

Disability Support Services

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

Library and Learning Commons

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

Occupational Support Program

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

Title III Grant

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David Lovell Associate Director (616) 234-3090

TRIO/Student Support Services

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

School of Workforce Development

  • Department Offices:
    • 223 ATC (Dean)
    • 161 ATC (Associate Dean, Operations)
    • 161 ATC (Associate Dean, Faculty Evaluation and Hiring)
  • Office Phone: (616) 234-3744
Department Contact Title Phone Office
Julie Parks Interim Dean (616) 234-3714 223 ATC
Vacant Support Professional (616) 234-3744 223 ATC
Dr. Pamela Miller Associate Dean, Operations (616) 234-3405 161 ATC
Christina Isenga Support Professional (616) 234-3405 161 ATC
Daniel Sullivan Interim Associate Dean, Faculty Evaluation and Hiring (616) 234-4340 161 ATC
Lisa Love Support Professional (616) 234-4340 161 ATC

Allied Health Program

Contact Title Phone
Vacant Program Director (616) 234-xxxx

Applied Technology

Contact Title Phone
Patrick VanOtteren 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

Contact Title Phone
Chad Lodenstein Department Head (616) 234-3006
Lisa Love Support Professional (616) 234-4340

Business

Contact Title Phone
Felix Pereiro Department Head (616) 234-4504
JoAnn Wisnewski Support Professional (616) 234-4220
  • Accounting, Office Administration, Business (BA)
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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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Criminal Justice

Contact Title Phone
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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Dental Auxiliaries

Contact Title Phone
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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Health Admissions

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Amy Brannon Support Professional (616) 234-4348

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

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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Nursing

Contact Title Phone
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

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

Contact Title Phone
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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Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

Contact Title Phone
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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Workforce Training

Contact Title Phone
John VanElst Interim Executive Director (616) 234-3714
Debra Stout Support Professional (616) 234-3527
  • Training Solutions, Continuing Education and Professional
    Development, Customized Training, America’s Promise,
    Kellogg Foundations to the Future and Healthcare Pathways
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Construction Trades

Contact Title Phone
Scott Mattson Program Manager (616) 234-3816
Debra Stout Support Professional (616) 234-3009
  • Electrical Apprenticeships
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Job Training

Contact Title Phone
Scott Mattson Program Manager (616) 234-3816
Juan Cisneros, Sr. Support Professional (616) 234-3820
  • Construction: Construction Electrical (CNEP), Introduction to Construction (CSTT), 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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School of Arts and Sciences

Department Contact Title Phone Office
William Faber Interim Dean (616) 234-4230 310 RJF Hall
Amy Kirkbride Support Professional (616) 234-4230 310 RJF Hall
Dr. Grant Snider Associate Dean, Operations (616) 234-3788 310 RJF Hall
Lauren Odom Support Professional (616) 234-3788 310 RJF Hall
Leigh Kleinert Interim Associate Dean, Faculty Evaluation and Hiring (616) 234-2111 310 RJF Hall
Melissa Polanco-Núñez Support Professional (616) 234-2111 310 RJF Hall

Biological Sciences

Contact Title Phone
Tim Hoving Department Head (616) 234-3121
Janis Qualls Support Professional (616) 234-4248
  • Biology (BI)
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Education Department

Contact Title Phone
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

Contact Title Phone
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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Exercise Science

Contact Title Phone
Jodi Gee Department Head (616) 234-4265
Brianna Greenough Support Professional (616) 234-3994
  • Exercise Science (EXS), Wellness (WE)
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Language and Thought

Contact Title Phone
Mary Lucas Department Head (616) 234-3604
Leann Garrison 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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Mathematics

Contact Title Phone
Dana Sammons Department Head (616) 234-4085
Kim Zinger Support Professional (616) 234-4253
  • Mathematics (MA)
- -

Music Department

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

Contact Title Phone
Melissa Boman Director (616) 234-4004
Maureen Milarch Assistant Director (616) 234-4004
Jeanne Lacy Support Professional (616) 234-4004

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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Social Sciences

Contact Title Phone
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), Gender Studies (GST)
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Theater

Contact Title Phone
Tom Kaechele Program Director (616) 234-3538
Jonathan Wheeler Support Professional (616) 234-3387
  • Theater (TH)
- -

Visual Arts

Contact Title Phone
Nick Antonakis Department Head (616) 234-4185
Leann Garrison Support Professional (616) 234-3544
  • Art (AT), Photography (PO), Interiors (INT)
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Academic Outreach

Contact Title Phone Office
Dan Clark Dean (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
Azusena Neveras Admissions (616) 234-3044 Lakeshore 101D
Arianna Fikse Success Coach (616) 234-2210 Lakeshore 101E
Sulari White Advisor (616) 234-3089 Lakeshore 101F
Daniel Nyhof Advisor (616) 234-4140 Lakeshore 101F
Kristie Kozub Advisor (616) 234-2252 Lakeshore 101J

Department Office: High School Partnerships

Contact Title Phone Office
Robin Sterk Director of High School Partnerships (616) 234-2583 101B Sneden
Karen TenBroeke Support Professional (616) 234-3007 101 Sneden - Lakeshore Campus
  • Regional Sites, Dual Enrollment, Early and Middle College
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  • Department Office: GEAR UP Wyoming

Contact Title Phone Office
Steve Beauclair Director (616) 234-2586 Admin

Student Affairs

Department Contact Title Phone Office
Dr. Tina Hoxie Associate Provost and Dean of Student Affairs (616) 234-3925 414 RJF Hall
Vacant Support Professional (616) 234-3925 414 RJF Hall

Enrollment Management and Financial Aid

Contact Title Phone
Ann Isackson Associate Dean (616) 234-4059
Daniel Walsh Support Professional (616) 234-4101

Adult Education and K-12 Partnerships

Contact Title Phone
Dave Selmon Associate Dean (616) 234-3170
Elino Cortes-Figuereo Support Professional (616) 234-3874

Admissions and Enrollment Center

Contact Title Phone
Lori Cook Director (616) 234-3099
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
Jose Mora Coordinator, New Student Orientation (616) 234-3512

Athletics

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

Financial Aid

Contact Title Phone
David DeBoer Executive Director (616) 234-3103
Andrew Masters Associate Director of Financial Aid, Compliance (616) 234-3381
Erin McGill Associate Director of Financial Aid, Operations (616) 234-2126

Student Life and Conduct

Contact Title Phone
Lina Blair Director (616) 234-3924
Ashley Fox Assistant Director (616) 234-2543
Vacant Coordinator, Service and Technology (616) 234-3754
Vacant Coordinator, Student Resources (616) 234-2476
Sheena Weaver Support Professional (616) 234-4161

Student Records

Contact Title Phone
Valerie Butterfield Registrar (616) 234-4105
Amanda Kruzona Associate Registrar (616) 234-4217
Christopher Remley Assistant Registrar, Curriculum Operations (616) 234-3017
Lakisha Beck Assistant Registrar, Graduation (616) 234-4126
Tracy Payne Support Professional (616) 234-2359

Veteran’s Success Center and Benefits

Contact Title Phone
Patrick Coleman Veteran Success Coordinator (616) 234-2578
Janice Holton Veteran's Benefits Support Professional (616) 234-4129

Promise Zone

Department Contact Title Phone Office
Ashlee Mishler Director (616) 234-4321 100 Admin

Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies

Department Contact Title Phone Office
Bill Knapp Executive Director (616) 234-2230 Remote
Ian Matthews Instructional Technologist and Designer (616) 234-2395 Remote
Rafael Pastrano-Espinoza Support Professional (616) 234-3205 Remote

Institutional Research and Planning

  • Department Office: Bostwick Office Suite
  • Office Phone: (616) 234-4040
Department Contact Title Phone Office
Vacant Dean (616) 234-4040  
Dr. Erika Bolig Director (616) 234-3914 Bost
Lakenya Gissendanner Support Professional (616) 234-4040 Bost
Mark Champion Information Analyst (616) 234-4048 Bost
Ashley Ruthruff Data and Reporting Analyst (616) 234-3003 Bost
Anne Meilof Research Analyst (616) 234-3203 Bost
Denyse Bening Research Technician (616) 234-3470 Bost

Instructional Support

Department Contact Title Phone Office
Dr. Sheila Jones Dean (616) 234-4226 371 RJF Hall
Deb DeWent Director of Curriculum Management (616) 234-3921 371 RJF Hall
Michael Miller Director of Curriculum Development and Assessment (616) 234-3543 371 RJF Hall
Matt Novakoski Director of Transfer and Articulation Services (616) 234-3183 371 RJF Hall
Traci Nichols Support Professional to Dean of Instructional Support (616) 234-4226 371 RJF Hall
Vacant Support Professional, Curriculum (616) 234-3076 371 RJF Hall

Center for Teaching Excellence

Contact Title Phone Office
Laura Kennett 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

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