News and Updates

June 27, 2019

Wheeler hired as assistant to chief equity and inclusion officer

Jonathan Wheeler, an alumnus of Grand Rapids Community College, was selected to provide administrative support to GRCC’s chief equity and inclusion officer.

Wheeler, who served in a similar capacity for the College Success Center for two years, has a passion for serving students and is excited to expand his outreach as a member of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team.

Wheeler recently joined the Brother 2 Brother Network Leadership Council. In this role, he will support student academic completion goals by serving as a liaison between ODEI and faculty and administrative partners. Wheeler will also coordinate logistics for signature ODEI programs and manage designated budgets and fiscal reports.

“I am delighted that Jonathan agreed to join the ODEI team,” said Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, chief equity and inclusion officer. “He has an infectious energy, perceptive work ethic, and brings a lot of great ideas to the table.”

Wheeler, a native of Flossmoor, Ill., plans to continue his education at Calvin College majoring in psychology. Since moving to Grand Rapids, Jonathan has become involved in the local theatre community, a passion since middle school. He enjoys theatre because it makes life fun, can inspire, break down barriers, and connect people through the retelling of powerful stories.

Wheeler begins his new role on July 15.