Liz Russell

Liz is the Detroit Center Coordinator. Liz works directly in the Detroit Center and provides assistance to groups looking to utilize the Detroit Center. She oversees the daily operations of the Detroit Center, helps schedule and set-up professional development sessions, connects with local businesses to offer facility usage in the building, and provides building tours to guests. 

Liz is a member of the GVSU Facility Services. Prior to joining the GVSU Facility Services, Liz worked in the GVSU Charter Schools department. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Communication and Psychology and has earned her graduate degree in Communications from GVSU.

Groups interested in using the Detroit Center can contact Liz at (616) 331-9217 or

Detroit Center Coordinator Liz Russell

Kathleen Wright

Kathleen is the Associate Director of Conference & Event Planning at GVSU. Kathleen works directly with GVSU departments that want to schedule academic classes and events in the Center. She is also the primary contact for any non-GVSU group that wants to use the Detroit Center to host a business/community service event.

To schedule an event in the Detroit Center, please contact Kathleen at or (616) 331-6498.

Kathleen Wright-Assistant Director of Conference Planning

Additional Support

The Facilities Services - Grand Rapids and Regional Centers plays a large role at the GVSU Detroit Center. They are responsible for building maintenance and office space rental/lease inquiries. For more information or questions regarding those topics, please contact the following Building Managers:

Lisa Haynes
Associate Vice President of Facilities Services Grand Rapids and Regional Centers
(616) 331-6700

Bill Lucksted
Assistant Director of Facilities Services Grand Rapids and Regional Centers
(616) 331-5809

James Russell
Phone: 313-580-7470

Department Main Office
351 Bicycle Factory Bldg 
Phone: (616) 331-6700 
Fax: (616) 331-7289