Behavior Science Major
Career Path: Assistant Dean of Residence Life
Grand Valley alumna Serilda Summers has found that working at a college in Portland, Oregon has allowed her to experience her joy of working with college students, something she found while attending Grand Valley. After only two years of working at Reed College, she is now the assistant dean of residence life.
In 2005 Summers graduated from Grand Valley with a bachelor's degree in behavioral science, and then went directly to Ball State University and received a master's degree in higher education in 2006. She was then offered a position at Reed College as a hall director in residence life, and this past April was promoted as the assistant dean of residence life.
Eventually Summers says she would like to get her Ph.D. and become the president of a university, and she would also like to write a book.