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GVSU names new dean of Graduate Studies

Posted on April 08, 2010

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Grand Valley State University has named Jeffrey Potteiger as its new dean of graduate studies, beginning in July 2010. 

Potteiger will come to Grand Valley from Miami University in Ohio, where he has been a faculty member and served in several administrative positions for the past seven years. He is currently a professor of kinesiology and health and the founding director of the Center for Health Enhancement. His career has also included faculty appointments at Indiana State University, University of Kansas, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Potteiger earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his master's degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He earned a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Auburn University in Alabama.

As dean of graduate studies, Potteiger will work with Grand Valley's 28 graduate degree programs, and the research and scholarly activities associated with them.

About Grand Valley State University
Grand Valley State University, established in 1960, is a four-year public university. It attracts more than 24,400 students with its high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Grand Valley provides a fully accredited liberal undergraduate and graduate education and has campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, and centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. Grand Valley is a comprehensive university serving students from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers 77 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships. Grand Valley employs more than 1,700 people and is committed to providing a fair and equitable environment for the continued success of all.

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