Office of the Provost Staff

Gayle R. Davis

Maria C. Cimitile
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2400

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Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2400

Areas of Responsibility

  • Oversight of University curriculum
  • Curriculum development initiatives
  • Administer distance education initiatives
  • Program reviews
  • Liaison to General Education Committee, Graduate Council, Records Office, Institutional Marketing, Information Technology
  • University Catalog review
  • Supervise Director of Design Thinking Initiative
  • Ex-officio to University Curriculum Committee
  • Ex-officio to Online Education Council
  • Ex-officio to New Programs/New Unit Committee

 


Ed Aboufadel

Ed Aboufadel
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2400

Areas of Responsibility

  • Faculty and staff personnel policies, issues, and complaints
  • Liaison with Executive Committee of the Senate/University Academic Senate
  • Salary equity
  • New buildings, space utilization, classroom improvements; liaison with Facilities and public safety
  • Special projects in external community
  • Ex-officio to Faculty Personnel Policy Committee
  • Ex-officio to Faculty Facilities Planning Advisory Committee

 


Suzeanne Benet

Suzeanne Benet
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2400

Areas of Responsibility

  • Academic Advising Initiatives and Student Success Initiative
  • University Undergraduate Student Blueprint for Student Success
  • Academic Policies and Standards
  • Student and Parent Concerns
  • President’s Honor Roll
  • Liaison to Enrollment Development, Planning and Assessment for Student Retention, Persistence, and Degree Completion
  • Liaison to Statewide LEAP Initiative
  • MCAN
  • Student Awards Convocation

 


Bonnie Bowen
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2288

Areas of Responsibility

  • Budget and resource management
  • Faculty hires and related budgetary and human resources issues
  • Enrollment and course scheduling/capacity management
  • Budget Committee of the President’s Cabinet
  • Liaison with Business and Finance
  • Oversight of CHS academic equipment
  • Chair of Academic Technology Advisory Committee
  • Ex-officio to Faculty Salary and Budget Committee

 


Chris Plouff

Chris Plouff
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2400

Areas of Responsibility

  • Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Higher Learning Commission
  • University Accreditation; College, Unit and Program support for accreditation
  • University Strategic Planning; College, Division and Unit support for strategic planning
  • University Assessment; College, Division and Unit support for assessment of programs, student learning outcomes, student outcomes, faculty outcomes and benchmarking
  • Update and maintain strategic planning and assessment websites
  • Ex-officio to University Assessment Committee

 


Mary Albrecht
Special Associate to the Provost
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2400

Areas of Responsibility

  • Board of Trustees and Academic & Student Affairs Committee – meeting preparation
  • Honorary Degree Committee
  • Liaison for State-to-State compliance
  • Liaison for Digital Measures
  • Provost’s Office designee – Laker for a Lifetime Committee
  • Ex-officio to AP Committee

 


John Berry

John Berry
Director of the Design Thinking Initiative
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2400


Jan Aussicker

Jan Aussicker
Executive Assistant to the Provost
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2400


Linda Stratton

Linda Stratton
Executive Assistant - Office of the Provost
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2400


Becky Beechler
Executive Assistant - Office of the Provost and Institutional Analysis
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-8722


Becki Visser

Becki Visser
Executive Assistant - Office of the Provost
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2176


Lisa Surman Haight
Executive Assistant - Office of the Provost and Faculty Governance Assistant
1000 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
616-331-2172



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