The General Education Committee (GEC) is a committee with the unique responsibility of reviewing and making recommendations on all matters related to the General Education Program at Grand Valley State University. The GEC is also charged with calling meetings of the faculty to discuss the aims, philosophy, and problems of the General Education Program. The committee works closely with the General Education Director.

GEC Members 2014-2015

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Kirk Anderson [STA] (2017) (Chair)
Gabriele Gottlieb [HST] (2015)
Melba Hoffer [COM] (2017)
Brian Kipp [BMS] (2015)
Haiying Kong [COM] (2017)
Jose Lara [MLL] (2016)
Josita Maouene [PSY] (2015)
Patrick Thorpe [BIO]  (2016)
David Vessey [PHI] (2015)

Seidman College of Business
Paul Sicilian [ECO] (2016)

College of Community & Public Service
Paola Leon [SW] (2016)

College of Education
Linda Pickett (2017)

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing
Cheryl Kautz

College of Health Professions
Martina Reinhold (2016)

Kirkhof College of Nursing
Susan Strouse (2015)

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Sarah King [LIB] (2017)

University Libraries
Emily Frigo (2016)

Student Senate
Lawrence Williams 

Provost or designee
C. "Griff" Griffin, Director, General Education

Composition: Faculty membership of the GEC consists of nine members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, one from each of the remaining colleges, and one from the library. The student representative is selected by the Student Senate. The Provost or designee is ex officio, non-voting.

Term: Three years, staggered for those colleges with two or more representatives, beginning at the end of the winter semester.

Page last modified January 23, 2015