University Compliance

Compliance Program Structure

Grand Valley State University exercises and promotes management accountability by maintaining and continuously improving its legal compliance framework and processes, and reporting on compliance activities.  Legal compliance will be administered through a system of shared responsibility of designated faculty and staff and their respective appointing officers and vice presidents.  The Legal, Compliance & Risk Management Division will serve as the coordinating office for communication about and oversight of compliance activities by the responsible offices at the University.

Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team requests and receives updates on university compliance efforts, reviews the annual report on compliance activities, approves university-wide policies, allocates resources and ensures that the institutional compliance program is effective in promoting and implementing a culture of commitment to ethical and lawful conduct.  The Senior Management Team is comprised of:

  • Thomas J. Haas, President
  • James D. Bachmeier, Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Jesse M. Bernal, Vice President for Inclusion and Equity
  • Thomas A. Butcher, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Gayle R. Davis, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Teri L. Losey, Executive Associate to the President; Secretary, Board of Trustees
  • Karen Loth, Vice President for Development
  • Matthew E. McLogan, Vice President for University Relations

Legal, Compliance & Risk Management Division:  Compliance Oversight

Under the direction of the Vice President and General Counsel, compliance oversight involves monitoring and assessing university-wide compliance efforts (including training and communication), assisting with risk assessment, coordinating initiatives of the University Compliance Network, ensuring compliance issues and concerns are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved, and providing the Senior Management Team with an annual compliance report.  The staff referenced above are:

  • Tom Butcher, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Donna Markus, University Compliance Officer

University Compliance Network

The University Compliance Network consists of faculty and staff designated as subject matter experts in key compliance areas, holding day-to-day operational responsibility for compliance activities.  Network members share information and report on compliance matters.  Members are listed below.  Consult the Directory for applicable compliance subject areas and contact information.

  • Tom Butcher, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Mick Doxey, Director of Risk Management
  • Donna Markus, University Compliance Officer
  • Andy Beachnau, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Housing and Residence Life
  • Scott Blinkhorn,Assistant Vice President for Development Service
  • Pam Brenzing, Controller
  • Chris Chamberlain, Director of Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Brian Copeland, Associate Vice President for Business and Finance
  • Dave Cox, Safety Manager
  • Brandon DeHaan, Police Captain
  • Julie Guevara, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Lisa Haynes, Assistant Vice President for Pew Campus Operations and Regional Centers
  • Simone Jonaitis, Executive Director of Center for Adult and Continuing Education
  • Sue Korzinek, Director of Information Technology
  • Michael Lombardo, Professor of Biology (Chair of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee)
  • Teri Losey, Executive Associate to the President; Secretary, Board of Trustees
  • Bob Lumbert, Director of Engineering - WGVU/WGVK-TV
  • Walter Moore, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance
  • James Moyer, Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning
  • Warren Olson, Health Compliance Officer
  • Dave Poortvliet, Web Manager
  • Michelle Rhodes, Director of Financial Aid
  • Scott Richardson, Associate Vice President for Human Resources (HIPAA Officer)
  • Theresa Rowland, Interim Title IX Coordinator
  • Jim Seufert, Laboratory Safety Specialist
  • Sherril Soman, Interim Registrar
  • Tim Thimmesch, Associate Vice President for Facilities Services
  • Kathleen VanderVeen, Assistant Vice President for Inclusion Planning & Director for Disability Support Resources
  • Russell Wolff, Assistant Chief, Public Safety Services

University Compliance Network Members Directory

All Faculty, Staff and Students

All faculty, staff and students have a role in supporting the fundamental, institutional commitment to compliance.  As members of the GVSU community, we hold responsibility for understanding and honoring that commitment, acting in compliance with laws and policies, completing required training, asking questions, reporting concerns and offering suggestions for continued improvement in the compliance program.








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