Staff Directory

Bernal Headshot

Jesse Bernal, P.h.D.

Chief of Staff to the President, Vice President for Inclusion and Equity

Emailbernalje@gvsu.edu

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3296

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Connie Dang, M.P.A.

Connie Dang, M.P.A.

Senior Inclusion & Equity Officer

Email: dangc@gvsu.edu

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3296

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Elizabeth	Doyle, M.A.

Elizabeth Doyle, M.A.

Executive Associate for Presidential Initiatives, Inclusion and Equity

Email: doyleliz@gvsu.edu

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3296

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Marlene Kowalski-Braun, Ph.D.

Marlene Kowalski-Braun, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Inclusion & Student Support

Email: kowalskm@gvsu.edu

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3296

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Linda Ray

Linda Ray

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Inclusion and Equity

Email: rayli@gvsu.edu

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3217

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Joseph VanArendonk

Joseph VanArendonk

Inclusion and Equity Project Specialist

Email: vanarejo@gvsu.edu

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3296

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Kathleen VanderVeen

Kathleen	VanderVeen, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Equity & Compliance, A.D.A. Compliance Officer

Email: vandervk@gvsu.edu

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3296

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Connie Wiers

Connie Wiers

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Inclusion and Equity

Email: wiersco@gvsu.edu

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-2672

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Division Unit Leadership

Doug Kindschi

Doug Kindschi, Ph.D.

Director, Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Email: kindschd@gvsu.edu

Website: www.gvsu.edu/interfaith

Office Address: 180 Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

Office Phone: 616-331-5702

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Theresa Rowland

Theresa Rowland

Title IX Coordinator & Director, Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity

Email: rowlanth@gvsu.edu

Website: www.gvsu.edu/titleix

Office Address: 4015 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-9530

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Kathleen VanderVeen

Kathleen VanderVeen

Associate Vice President for Equity & Compliance, A.D.A. Compliance Officer

Email: vandervk@gvsu.edu

Website(s): 

www.gvsu.edu/socialjusticewww.gvsu.edu/affirmative

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3296

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Shontaye Whitcher

Shontaye Witcher, Ph.D.

Director, Disability Support Resources

Email: witchesh@gvsu.edu

Website: www.gvsu.edu/dsr

Office Address: 215 CON

Office Phone: 616-331-2490

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Searchable Directory

Office of the Vice President

First Name Last Name Title Pronouns
Jesse M. Bernal, Ph.D. Chief of Staff to the President, Vice President for Inclusion and Equity He/Him/His View
Connie Dang, M.P.A. Senior Inclusion & Equity Officer She/Her/Hers View
Elizabeth Doyle, M.A. Executive Associate for Presidential Initiatives, Inclusion and Equity She/Her/Hers View
Marlene Kowalski-Braun, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Inclusion & Student Support She/Her/Hers View
Linda Ray Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Inclusion and Equity She/Her/Hers View
Joseph VanArendonk Project Specialist He/Him/His View
Kathleen VanderVeen, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Equity & Compliance, A.D.A. Compliance Officer She/Her/Hers View
Connie Wiers Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Inclusion and Equity She/Her/Hers View

Division Unit Leadership

First Name Last Name Title Pronouns Website
Douglas Kindschi, Ph.D. Director, Kaufman Interfaith Institute He/Him/His https://www.gvsu.edu/interfaith/ View
Theresa Rowland, M.Ed. Title IX Coordinator & Director, Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity She/Her/Hers https://www.gvsu.edu/titleix/ View
Kathleen VanderVeen, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Equity and Compliance, A.D.A Officer She/Her/Hers https://www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/ View
Kathleen VanderVeen, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Equity and Compliance, A.D.A Officer She/Her/Hers https://www.gvsu.edu/socialjustice/ View
Shontaye Witcher, Ph.D. Director, Disability Support Resources She/Her/Hers http://www.gvsu.edu/dsr/ View