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Center for Educational Partnerships

Mission Statement:

The Center for Educational Partnerships serves as to create and facilitate service connecting the College of Education (COE) to local and world communities.
We will do this by:

  • Making COE visible through public relations opportunities
  • Modeling social responsibility/civic duty for students
  • Creating/sustaining relationships in the community
  • Administering COE events (Convocation/Colleagues)
  • Promoting educational policies and practices
  • Creating educational resources for the community
  • Sustaining student connection with the College of Education and community beyond learning


Staff Contact Information:

David Bair (Director)
Professor Special Education, Foundations, and Technology

Veda Hodges (Office Coordinator)

Joanna Allerhand (Project Coordinator)
Environmental Science and Water Resources

Forrest Clift (Associate Director)
Convocation & Adopt a District

Susan Loughrin (Project Coordinator)
Environmental Science and Water Resources

Clayton Pelon (Associate Director)
Colleagues Magazine & Alumni Association

Location and Department Contact Information:

396 C DeVos Center
401 W. Fulton St., Bldg. C Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone: 616-331-6240
Fax: 616-331-6422