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Erika Howard (she/her/hers) is a second year graduate student pursuing a Master of Education in Higher Education degree with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership at Grand Valley State University. Before this, Erika earned a B.A. in Education Studies and German Languages from Berea College.

Erika, who joined GRCC on September 2, is responsible for assisting with assessment initiatives and special projects.

In addition to her role at GRCC, she is also a Graduate Assistant in the College of Education and Community Innovation Office of Certification and Accreditation at GVSU. In this role, Howard hosts information sessions for prospective students interested in teacher certification, assists with social media and website management, and supports student employee supervision.

Erika's areas of interest include accessibility, social justice, academic advising, and resource development. Her career goals include developing lenses in accessibility practices, cultural competency, and trauma-informed practice through which she can view and engage her academic and professional work.

Erika Howard
Equity Fellow