Summer 2023

Supporting changemakers with research and training

The Johnson Center celebrates 30 years as operating as a leading resource for national foundations and nonprofits.

Summer 2023|Feature


Read article Responding to climate change as educators

Responding to climate change as educators

As environmental academic programs increase, the GVSU network has expanded to offer resources to the K-12 and wider community.

Summer 2023|Feature

Read article Supreme relationship builder

Supreme relationship builder

Kyra Harris Bolden '10 said an injustice that happened to her family three generations ago fueled her to go to law school, which led to her appointment as a justice on Michigan's Supreme Court.

Summer 2023|Feature

Read article Peak Season

Peak Season

Summer brings a heightened pace of work and study for these busy Lakers.

Summer 2023|Feature


The President's Page

From the highest court in Michigan to schools across the nation, our campus community is helping to shape a brighter future for generations to come.

Summer 2023|The President's Page


Read article Reach Higher Showcase identifies innovations in learning, teaching

Reach Higher Showcase identifies innovations in learning, teaching

The Showcase highlighted programs and initiatives that are propelling GVSU toward its Reach Higher commitments.

Summer 2023|Briefs

Read article Jerry Baltes builds dynasty in cross country, track and field

Jerry Baltes builds dynasty in cross country, track and field

As the elder statesman among Laker coaches, Baltes will enter his 25th season as the head coach of the men's and women's cross country and track and field programs.

Summer 2023|Athletics

Read article Q&A with Lesley D. Slavitt

Q&A with Lesley D. Slavitt

The new Johnson Center executive director had served as chief executive of the Fiat Chrysler Foundation and JPMorgan Chase and its legacy companies' foundations.

Summer 2023|Q & A


Aspiring educators work with the 'most honest students' to learn about early childhood health

Students learned the importance of essential health habits and physical activity for educating the whole child at this unique developmental stage.

Summer 2023|Focal Point / Behind the Lens


Read article The power of the Laker Effect

The power of the Laker Effect

The GVSU Alumni Network helped two recent graduates launch their careers.

Summer 2023|Alumni Feature

Read article Honoring a family legacy by giving back

Honoring a family legacy by giving back

Deborah Rotman '93 honored her great-grandfather, Eugene Tenbrink, by establishing a scholarship to assist other first-generation students.

Summer 2023|Supporting Future Leaders

Read article Lakers compete for Miss Michigan crown

Lakers compete for Miss Michigan crown

Even while competing, Laker alumni and current students supported each other during a week of events leading to the finale in Muskegon.

Summer 2023|Briefs