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Michael Cousins

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Manager of Communications

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Michael leads a small team that oversees all projects related to communications stemming from the Charter Schools Office. His team is primarily responsible for creating strategic support systems to help GVSU's charter schools enhance their communication channels and messaging. He also manages the development of the office's printed publications, website, newsletter and social media accounts. Additionally, he provides photography and videography services for internal events and events at GVSU-authorized charter schools. 

Michael received a B.A. in Broadcasting and Journalism from Grand Valley State University and completed his master's in communications in 2018. He also serves as an adjunct professor for the GVSU School of Communication, teaching courses related to issues in communication. He previously worked in television production for the NBC and PBS-affiliate stations in Grand Rapids, MI.


  • M.S. in Communications - Grand Valley State University
  • B.A. in Broadcasting and Journalism - Grand Valley State University

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