iPIE Award

iPIE stands for Intentional Practice of Inclusion & Equity. This award looks to honor a staff member within the Finance & Administration Division who promotes awareness, equality and intercultural competency within the University and community. The award recipient will have demonstrated their commitment to encouraging an open and welcoming environment where all dimensions of diversity are embraced and equality is intentionally practiced.


Nominations for this award will open in January of each year. The winner will be announced at the Division of Finance and Administration Spring Forum.

Past winners:

May 2014   Jane Johnson - GVSU Laker Store

November 2015   Christina Bierdaman - Facilities Services, Grand Rapids Campuses

November 2016   Lisa Haynes - Facilities Services, Grand Rapids Campuses

May 2018   Luanne Brown - Business and Finance - Payroll

2019    not awarded

2020    not awarded