Leadership

JaJuan Collins

Association Co-Chair

JaJuan Collins, M.S.Ed

collijaj@gvsu.edu

JaJuan serves as a Living Center Director in the department of Housing and Residence Life. He is currently in his third year at Grand Valley. He comes from the east side of Detroit and by the way of Concordia University – Ann Arbor where he completed his undergraduate and graduate degree. JaJuan is an Adjunct Professor in the department of Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies. He also serves as an advisor/mentor for Black Male Scholars at GV, a mentoring program for Black men on campus. He is a member of the Division of Student Affairs’ Professional Development Committee, Black Excellence Orientation, and the Social Justice Committee. JaJuan is a former collegiate athlete that still loves to play basketball in his spare time. He is passionate about fashion, loves to listen to hip-hop, and spend quality time with friends.


Matt Jemilo

Association Co-Chair

Matt Jemilo

jemilom@gvsu.edu

Matt is in his fourth year at Grand Valley splitting his time as a Living Center Director with Housing & Residence Life during the day and as a Personal Trainer for Campus Recreation at night. Originally from the South Suburbs of Chicago, he achieved his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Lewis University. He serves as a mentor for Black Male Scholars, RA Civic Engagement mentor, and sits on the Social Justice Committee. Matt is Track & Field All-American and now enjoys playing volleyball, eSports, board games, and a cold cider. Lastly, Matt owns a tiny Chihuahua names Rupp who is the least friendly dog you will meet.


Donald Mitchell, Ph.D.

Faculty Co-Chair

Alisha Davis Ph.D.

davalish@gvsu.edu

Dr. Davis is an Associate Professor and Program Director in Allied Health Sciences (AHS). She started working at in 2008 as an adjunct while still working in clinical quality improvement in the health care sector. In 2009, Dr. Davis began working at Grand Valley in a full-time faculty position in AHS, and as Program Director in 2019. She is very passionate about equity and inclusion work and serves on a number of inclusion and equity groups across the university.


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Treasurer

Michelle McCloud MBA, CGFM

mccloudm@gvsu.edu

Michelle is the Assistant Dean for Finance in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). She’s a native of Lansing and moved to the Grand Rapids area with her family in 2006 to work at GVSU as a senior grants accountant in Business and Finance Division. After about seven years, she moved onto the Seidman College of Business to become the Finance Manager for the Michigan Small Business Development Center State Headquarters, which eventually led to her current role in CLAS. Michelle is very passionate about supporting vulnerable populations, is dedicated to inclusion and equity and is actively involved in these areas at GVSU and in the community. She enjoys gardening, traveling and is an avid reader.


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Historian

Juanita Davis

davisjua@gvsu.edu 

Juanita is a native of Chicago and a Laker for a Lifetime (Anchor Up!).  She has worked at Grand Valley for over 10 years.  She started as the Coordinator of the Freshman Academy Program and transitioned to an Academic Advisor position in the CLAS Academic Advising Center.  In her current role with the university she serves as an Assistant Director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs where she works with Black Excellence Orientation, Black Excellence 365 and Black History Month programming.  Juanita enjoys spending time with her family and watching sports.