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Wheelhouse Talk: Juan Olivarez - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

Date and Time

Friday, October 11, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


  • DeVos Center » 122E - Loosemore Auditorium


Juan R. Olivarez, Ph.D. was named the first Distinguished Scholar in Residence for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Johnson Center in 2018. Throughout his career, Olivarez has been a passionate champion for equity and inclusion. He was the first Hispanic president of any college or university in the state of Michigan, serving as the eighth president of Grand Rapids Community College from 1999 to 2008. He later became president of Aquinas College, his alma mater, from 2011 to 2017. Between these two presidencies, he served as president and CEO of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation (2008–2011), where the educational needs of the community were a top priority. Join us as Juan Olivarez shares his personal and professional leadership lessons with our Cook Leadership Academy Fellows and our community. 

Free and open to the public, registration required. Click here to RSVP
Recommended parking: Seward Ramp



Rachel Florida
Event Planner, Hauenstein Center
Grand Valley State University 
616.331.7071 |



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