Meet the Co-Advocates

What is a Co-Advocate?
A Co-Advocate is a role specific to GVSU. Co-Advocates at Grand Valley are professional staff members or faculty that participate in ongoing training to work close with the Victim Advocate, Ashley Schulte, in order to provide additional non-judgement, private support to survivors of gender-based violence. The Co-Advocates on campus have full-time positions elsewhere and spend some of their time working with individuals in this capacity. Their role is to provide private support in that they will not release personally identifiable information without consent. Co-Advocates are specially trained to help students navigate options and services on campus and in the community.  Access to an advocate after gender-based violence can play a critical role in the healing process of a victim/survivor. 

The Co-Advocates work closely with the Victim Advocate. For more information on what the role of the Victim Advocate does or is, click here

Sharalle Arnold

Sharalle Arnold

Full-Time Position: Associate Director, Center for Women & Gender Equity
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center 
Phone: 616-331-2748
Email: arnoldsh@gvsu.edu 

To meet with Sharalle, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

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Jessica Jennrich, PhD

Full-Time Position: Director, Center for Women & Gender Equity
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center 
Phone: 616-331-2748
Email: jennricj@gvsu.edu

To meet with Jessica, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Alli

Full-Time Position: Assistant Director, Center for Women & Gender Equity
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center 
Phone: 616-331-2748
Email: romana@gvsu.edu

To meet with Alli, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

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Salvador Lopez

Full-Time Position:  Associate Director, Admissions Office
Office Address: 300 Student Services
Phone: 616-331-3354
Email: lopezs@gvsu.edu

To meet with Salvador, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Kellie

Kellie Pnacek-Carter

Full-Time Position: Assistant Director, Event Services
Office Address: 1110 Kirkhof Center
Phone: 616-331-2350
Email: pnacek-k@gvsu.edu

To meet with Kellie, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Marla Wick

Marla Wick, PhD

Full-Time Position: Assistant Director, Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center
Office Address: 1161 Kirkhof Center 
Phone: 616-331-2530
Email: wickm@gvsu.edu 

To meet with Marla, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 



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