Our Laker Community

GVSU's charter schools are viewed as an extension of the university's mission to use education as a catalyst for individual and societal enrichment. To ensure our work remains aligned with this mission, we collaborate with a wide variety of GVSU departments and organizations to help our charter students, teachers, administrators, board members, and parents move toward new levels of success. We believe the support we offer our charter school communities is strengthened through our connections with GVSU faculty, staff and students who have a passion for helping others learn and grow. These partnerships spark innovation and drive results, creating a force for positive change in K-12 education throughout Michigan. 

Who We Have Partnered With

The list below details the various GVSU entities that we work with to improve teaching and learning in our charter schools. Many groups on this list assist us with student development and our programs that bring nearly 10,000 charter school students to campus each year. Others in this list provide professional development support and unique opportunities for the teachers, administrators, and board members that serve our schools. Additionally, we've included all groups that help us improve our internal work and make sure we continue to set the standard for higher education institutions that authorize charter schools.

  • Admissions Office
  • Affirmative Action
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Alumni Relations
  • Annis Water Resource Institute
  • Art Gallery
  • Athletics
  • Biomedical Sciences Department
  • Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Campus Dining
  • Campus Recreation
  • Career Center
  • Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • Conference and Event Planning Services
  • Division of Inclusion and Equity
  • Division of Legal, Compliance, & Risk Management 
  • Dorothy A Johnson Center for Philanthropy
  • Enrollment Development Support Services
  • Event Services
  • Facility Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
  • History Department
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management Department
  • Housing
  • Information Technology
  • Institutional Marketing
  • Liberal Studies Department
  • Movement Science Department
  • Muskegon Innovation Hub
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Office of Student Life
  • Office of Sustainability Practices
  • Operations – Pew Campus & Regional Centers
  • Padnos International Center
  • Pathways to College
  • Pew Campus
  • Political Science Department
  • Records
  • Regional Math and Science Center
  • School of Communications
  • School of Social Work
  • Seidman College of Business
  • Student Academic Success Center
  • TRIO Teacher Prep Student Support Services
  • TRIO Upward Bound
  • University Communications
  • University Libraries
  • WGVU
  • Writing Department

Associate Vice President Rob Kimball and Dr. Tim Penning of the Advertising and PR department

Dr. Kimball with Dr. Tim Penning, professor of advertising and public relations

GVSU staff holding a mock interview for a high school student

GVSU staff holding mock interviews for charter high school students during the GVSU CSO's College Prep Week

Thomas McGinnis of the Seidman College of Business

Seidman College of Business professor Thomas McGinnis talking with charter school students who attended the SAP Young Thinkers program.



Page last modified June 13, 2018