Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health

Thank you to the donors who made this building possible!

The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health opened for classes in May 2021 thanks to more than 700 donors who supported the project. This center will enhance collaboration and interaction between students in our 20+ health sciences programs and allow for learning on state-of-the-industry simulation and technology. See the story about the opening on GV Next.

Project Highlights

  • The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health is the second building in Grand Valley’s Health Campus expansion which began in 2018 with the opening of Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall.
  • State-of-the-science spaces include an electronic 3D modeling and imaging of the body and its organs.
  • Its 17 classrooms and 12 interactive laboratories are designed for maximum flexibility and are equipped to create interprofessional team environments and encourage collaboration.
  • Grand Valley has one of the largest interprofessional, comprehensive, state-of-the-art simulation centers in Michigan. 
  • The simulation center conducted more than 2,000 events with more than 6,000 students in the 2020-21 academic year. 
  • Nearly 600 hours of video were recorded for students and faculty to review, critique, and debrief in their simulated learning experience. This represents a 100% increase in use of the simulation center in the past decade.
  • Grand Valley is the top provider of health science professionals in West Michigan and is a primary talent pipeline for the state. 
  • 92% of GVSU health alumni stay in Michigan and 62% stay in West Michigan.
  • 27% of bachelor’s degree students in GVSU health majors are first generation college students.
  • Grand Valley has the most comprehensive selection of health sciences programs in the state with 20+ programs and growing.

Leadership Donors

Dan and Pamella DeVos
Dan and Pamella DeVos share a desire to support their community and the organizations that help make it thrive. They have been involved with Grand Valley State University for more than 30 years, benefitting both students and West Michigan.

As the lead donors for the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health, they are continuing the DeVos family’s legacy of providing transformative support for health and education in our region.

Rich and Helen DeVos
Rich and Helen DeVos provided exceptional leadership, service, and support to Grand Valley State University and the Grand Valley University Foundation from the beginning. It was their leadership and encouragement that helped to create the university’s Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus and the initial building in the university’s Health Campus, the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. Rich and Helen’s legacy of supporting health and education for our region continues today. They joyfully matched the generosity of their son and daughter-in-law as leadership donors for the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health.

Dr. James V. Buzzitta and Family
Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation
Cheri DeVos

Dick and Betsy DeVos
Doug and Maria DeVos
Gary and Joyce DeWitt
Frey Foundation
J.C. & Tammy Huizenga
John and Nancy Kennedy
Charles W. Loosemore Foundation/David and Joyce Hecht
Jean and Sam Martin
The Meijer Foundation
Jack H. Miller
Kevin Rahrig ’80 and Lori Houghton-Rahrig ’81, ’01
Tim and Barbie Schowalter
John and Judy Spoelhof
Gary & Victoria Verplank Family 

as of 2/8/2021