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The General Education Committee (GEC) is a committee with the unique responsibility of reviewing and making recommendations on all matters related to the General Education Program at Grand Valley State University. The GEC is also charged with calling meetings of the faculty to discuss the aims, philosophy, and problems of the General Education Program. The committee works closely with the General Education Director.

GEC Members 2017-2018


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Brian Bowdle [PSY] (2020)
Hsaio-Ping Chen [ART] (2018)
Brian Drake [MTH] (2017-2018) sabbatical replacement for Eric Ramsson [BMS] (2019)
Gabriele Gottlieb [HST] (2018) (Chair)
Keith Oliver [PHY] (2020)
Peter Riemersma [GEO] (2019)
Patrick Thorpe [BIO]  (2019)
David Vessey [PHI] (2018)

Seidman College of Business
Dori Danko [ACC] (2019)

College of Community & Public Service
Mark Gleason [HTM] (2019)

College of Education
Linda Pickett (2020)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing
Huihui Qi (2018)

College of Health Professions
Dawn DeVries (2019)

Kirkhof College of Nursing
Susan Strouse (2018)

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Kimberly McKee [LIB] (2020)

University Libraries
Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra (2019)

Student Senate
 

Provost or designee
Ellen Schendel, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

General Education Director
C. "Griff" Griffin

Composition: Faculty membership of the GEC consists of nine members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, one from each of the remaining colleges, and one from the library. The student representative is selected by the Student Senate. The Provost or designee is ex officio, non-voting.

Term: Three years, staggered for those colleges with two or more representatives, beginning at the end of the winter semester.