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Tina Hoxie, a strong advocate for students during her 30-year GRCC career, returns to serve as interim provost

Jan. 18, 2023, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Dr. Tina Hoxie is putting her retirement on hold to return to GRCC as interim provost.

Hoxie has served GRCC students for nearly 30 years, last as the associate provost and dean of Student Affairs, retiring last April. Her first day back will be Feb. 1.

The provost is GRCC’s chief academic officer with major responsibilities for strategic planning and guiding all aspects of teaching and learning in support of student success.

Hoxie is filling in while the college searches for a replacement for Provost Brian Knetl, who is leaving Jan. 20 to become president of Waubonsee Community College in Illinois.

Hoxie came to GRCC as director of Student Activities after working at Aquinas College for 11 years. She became dean of Student Affairs in late 2001, with the role becoming associate provost and dean of Student Affairs in 2013.

Hoxie last year said encouraging students to go to college, helping and meeting their needs as they start, stop, work through the unexpected, and come back to finish their goals has been something she enjoyed most about her time at GRCC.

“The relationships and connections across campus have always made my job easy. The GRCC staff do an amazing job caring for, supporting, and serving our students,” she said prior to retiring. “It has always been my passion to continually work toward improving the student experience, reduce student barriers, help students succeed, and find ways to increase access to GRCC. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with so many incredible students over the years and with a team of people at GRCC who give it their all!”

 

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