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Travis Steffens

  • Challenge Scholars Students
  • Promise Zone Students

Travis has been at GRCC, in a variety of positions, since 2010. His passion for helping students largely stems from his recognition of the power of education to change both individuals and the world. He loves the role of Success Coach because it is about giving agency to students, and helping them grow their own ability to make colossal changes. He is dedicated to demystifying higher education, and helping students navigate the systems and processes so that they can focus on learning.

Travis earned a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration (with an emphasis in Business Economics) from Grand Valley State University. He is also a very proud graduate of Grand Rapids Community College.

Success Tip

Tiny habits are a major key. Find a way to consistently make progress, and you can achieve any goal. Persistence and time overcome all obstacles.


I love spending time with my friends and family especially while enjoying nature. As far as hobbies are concerned, I'm a sports junky, Hip Hop Head, video gamer, and a huge research nerd.

Favorite Place at GRCC

My favorite place on campus is the Ford Fieldhouse because I love to challenge myself physically.

Student Success Coach -- Challenge Scholars
(616) 234-2540
Student Center 3rd Floor