Sept. 18, 2019 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance board has selected a Grand Rapids Community College admissions and enrollment coordinator as its newest member.
Francisco Ramirez, who has worked in GRCC’s Enrollment Center for more than a decade, will serve on the board of directors for LEDA, which works to ensure equal access and opportunity in the Lakeshore community for people of all ethnic backgrounds. The alliance organizes an annual Summit on Race and Inclusion, Calling All Colors for middle and high school students, and mentoring opportunities for children in migrant camps.
Ramirez received an Associate of Arts in marketing from GRCC in 2008. He later received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s in higher education administration, both from Grand Valley State University. He started with GRCC as an enrollment specialist in 2009 and became an admissions and enrollment coordinator in 2014.
“I look forward to learning from this board and learning more about the Lakeshore community to better aid its residents and GRCC’s future endeavors there,” Ramirez said.
Grand Rapids Community College has been offering educational opportunities in West Michigan for more than 100 years. Established in 1914, the college offers degree courses, certification and training programs, and workshops and personal enrichment classes. Offerings are held on GRCC’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, and at several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties, as well as through distance learning.