Staff Directory

Office of the Vice President

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Jesse Bernal, P.h.D.

Chief of Staff to the President

Vice President for Inclusion and Equity

Email[email protected]

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3296

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Connie Dang, M.P.A.
Connie Dang, Ph.D.

Senior Inclusion & Equity Officer

Email: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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 & Deputy Chief Inclusion and Equity Officer

Email: [email protected]

Office Address: 3080 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3296

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Linda Ray
Linda Ray

Executive Assistant

Email: [email protected]

Office Address: 3080 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3217

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Joseph VanArendonk
Joseph VanArendonk

Inclusion and Equity Project Specialist

Email: [email protected]

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 & Deputy Chief Inclusion and Equity Officer

Email: [email protected]

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3296

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Connie Wiers
Connie Wiers

Executive Assistant

Email: [email protected]

Office Address: 3080 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-2672

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Division Unit Leadership

Kevin Carmody
Kevin Carmody

Director & Title IX Coordinator

Email[email protected]

Websitewww.gvsu.edu/titleix

Office Address: 4015 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-9530

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Doug Kindschi
Doug Kindschi, Ph.D.

Director, Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.gvsu.edu/interfaith

Office Address: 180 Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

Office Phone: 616-331-5702

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Kathleen VanderVeen
Kathleen VanderVeen

Associate Vice President & Deputy Chief Inclusion and Equity Officer

Email: [email protected]

Website(s): 

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall

Office Phone: 616-331-3296

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Shontaye Whitcher
Shontaye Witcher, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President for Inclusion and Equity and ADA Coordinator
Disability Support Resources 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.gvsu.edu/dsr

Office Address: 215 CON

Office Phone: 616-331-2490

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers



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