David J. Koetje

Chairperson
David J. Koetje
(616) 234-3901

David Koetje was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Grand Rapids Community College in October 2015.  He also served on the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board for a short period of time.

Mr. Koetje earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Economics in 1972 from Grand Valley State University and a master’s degree in School of Administration in 1976 from DePaul University.  From 2002-2005 he was part of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Change Leadership Group, this group of thirty educators were selected to assist the Graduate School of Education staff in their development of change models for schools.

Throughout the past twenty-five years Mr. Koetje has served on numerous church committees, community boards, non-profit boards, and community fund drives.  He has also spoken at leadership, education, and parenting conferences throughout North America.

Mr. Koetje was the President and CEO of Christian Schools International for the last ten years as he just recently retired.  Christian Schools International provides services to 500 Christian schools around the globe in the areas of academic program design, leadership development, school accreditation, learning services, and employee benefit programs.