Raven McClinon, Assistant Facilities Supervisor
Raven McClinon works in Facilities Services and said her role allows her interaction with diverse members of the campus community, something she values.
As assistant facilities supervisor, McClinon is responsible for performing monthly inspections of the athletic and housing facilities and ensuring that all events are adequately staffed. She also supervises student workers who are responsible for helping clean and turnover the first-year student living areas in the summer months.
In 2005, Facilities Services, with McClinon’s help, created the Project Donation Program that has since donated more than 10,000 pounds of furniture and other non-perishable items to local nonprofit organizations. McClinon said these items would typically get thrown in the dumpster.
McClinon is also passionate about various diversity initiatives at Grand Valley and currently serves as an inclusion advocate for Facilities Services. She is also involved with Positive Black Women, an organization that created an endowment scholarship fund. PBW provided four scholarships to students this year.
“When you create a campus that embraces diversity, it causes students, faculty and staff to become more globally minded and to learn more about themselves in the process,” said McClinon.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety from Grand Valley in 2004 and a master’s degree in public administration from Grand Valley in 2011.
In an effort to build connections with students, McClinon is a mentor for the Niara Program, established by the Women’s Center, which helps women students of color connect and build meaningful relationships with faculty and staff members of color.
“As both an alumna and staff member, working with students from different backgrounds is a way for me to provide resources and guide them in the right direction, which is something I really value about my role here,” said McClinon.
In her spare time, McClinon said she enjoys being involved in her church, spending time with family and trying different restaurants in the area.
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