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Marisol Blanco

Marisol has been with GRCC since 2013 after serving students and the community in several positions in higher education and college access. Marisol serves as associate director of the College Success Center since 2016, and prior to this role she worked as a success coach.

Marisol is passionate about supporting students along their education paths. She is committed to assisting individuals to maximize their full potential and achieve their personal, academic, and career goals. Marisol earned a Master of Education with an emphasis on Adult and Higher Education from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, Spanish, and Latino Studies from the University of Michigan.

Success Tip

Believe in yourself! You belong here in college and are worthy of achieving your dreams and goals. There are lots of people, resources, and tools available to help you be successful.


Spending time with family, crafting, building jigsaw puzzles, and drinking coffee.

Favorite Place at GRCC

Student lounge on the third floor of the Student Center: It’s a great open space to either sit quietly in between classes or to meet with others in small groups. There are also lots of outlets, which is always a plus!

Marisol Blanco
Associate Director
(616) 234-2263
Student Center 3rd Floor