GVL / Luke Holmes - The Post-Election Town Hall Meeting was held in the Kirkhof Center on Monday, Jan. 23, 2016.

Moving forward

The last of several post-election town hall meetings, sponsored by the Grand Valley State University Division of Inclusion and Equity, Community Service Learning Center and student senate, was held Monday, Jan. 23, in the Kirkhof Center Thornapple Room. Students, as well as educators and directors, gathered to discuss tactics for moving forward after the 2016 presidential election and 2017 inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.


Leadership as a 'superpower'

Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies hosted its latest installment of the Wheelhouse Talks, a program that features mentors who wish to share their leadership experiences and philosophy with the community.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Suzeanne Benet presents during Grand Valley's annual Her Story series on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

Leading the community

From being raised in the suburbs of Georgia, to getting her first position in Chicago at DePaul University’s marketing school, to falling in love with Grand Valley State University as a professor and department chair, Suzeanne Benet has been through numerous trials and tribulations and met her fair share of people, both kind and unkind.

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Suzeanne Benet

Her Story

Women in leadership positions at Grand Valley State University have the opportunity to share their stories of success through the Her Story series hosted by GVSU’s Women’s Commission. The next installment of the series will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room.

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Lee Van Orsdel set to retire as dean of university libraries at end of December

Lee Van Orsdel, dean of university libraries, will retire from Grand Valley State University Saturday, Dec. 31 after serving as dean for 11 years. Van Orsdel came to the university in 2005, when the library facilities were still being held in what is now Zumberge Hall. During Van Orsdel’s time as dean, she helped design the Mary Idema Pew Library and also laid the groundwork for a program in the library called the Knowledge Market.