Dave Feenstra, SAP Farm Manager

This is Jacqueline Adams sixth year at Grand Valley, and her first year as the office coordinator for University Counsel, a role she began in May.

She started working at Grand Valley in 2009 in the Human Resources Office. Adams then worked for Procurement Services as the office coordinator for that office along with Risk Management.

In her new position, Adams manages calendars for several administrators and assists with managing student workers. She also conducts risk management issues by handling university personal, property and auto insurance claims.

Jacqueline Adams

Jacqueline Adams

She said it was while working for Procurement Services/Risk Management that she fell in love with the insurance industry. She said she enjoys the legal aspect of her work and has learned a lot working with university attorneys and the Freedom of Information Act officer.

Adams earned an associate’s degree in small business management from Baker College in 2011. She is currently enrolled in the 19-month Liberal Studies accelerated degree program.

One thing she likes about Grand Valley is the opportunities the university offers. “The university is really big on encouraging its faculty and staff members to better themselves,” Adams said. “There are many resources and opportunities to do just that.”

She also serves as the faculty advisor for the philanthropic student organization iPromise. In her free time, Adams enjoys participating in zumba classes, singing in her church choir, and spending time with her family.