202 Student Services Building

Allendale MI 49401-9403

(616) 331-3585

Ben Witt

Ben Witt (he, him, his)

Email: wittbe@gvsu.edu

Ben is a proud Grand Valley State University alumnus having graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Criminal Justice. He received his Master’s of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Prior to rejoining the GVSU community in October 2021, Ben worked in the Office of Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities at California State University, Chico. Prior to that he served as the Associate Dean of Students at Humboldt State University. He has also held various positions in student affairs at Purdue University and Central Michigan University. Ben began his career in federal law enforcement with the United States Secret Service in Washington, DC.

Whenever possible, Ben believes in a restorative approach to student conduct and conflict resolution that focuses on repairing and building relationships in the campus community through a collaborative, empathetic, and educational process. He is active in the Association for Student Conduct Administration and completed the ASCA’s Student Conduct Director Track of the Donald D. Gehring Academy in 2015 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Kyley Knudson

Kyley Knudson (she, her, hers)

Conflict Resolution Facilitator
Email: s_knudsoky@gvsu.edu 

Kyley is originally from the San Francisco Bay area. She graduated from the University of Idaho in 2020. There she earned her Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology. She also received minors in Justice Studies and Dance. She will be continuing her education with the Masters of Education in College Student Affairs Leadership program at GVSU and intends to graduate in 2022. Kyley joined the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution as a Graduate Assistant in Fall 2020. She is excited to join the GVSU community and explore Michigan.

Grace Pushman

Grace Pushman (she, her, hers)

Conflict Resolution Facilitator
Email: pushmagr@gvsu.edu

Grace is an advisor at the Grand Valley State University Career Center where she works with students, faculty, and employers in the areas of public, nonprofit, and social science. Grace is a GVSU graduate and started her career as an elementary teacher in Phoenix, Arizona. After completing her Master of Education at Grand Valley in December 2017, she began her career in higher education with her position at the GVSU Career Center. Grace is originally from Gaylord, MI,  owns one cat, Beezus, and enjoys reading, traveling, and trying new foods.

Raven McClinon

Raven McClinon (she, her, hers)

Conflict Resolution Facilitator
Email: mcclinra@gvsu.edu

Raven McClinon is a Laker for a Lifetime, earning her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health Management and master’s degree in Public Administration from GVSU.   She is currently serving as the Assistant Facilities Supervisor in Facilities Services for the Allendale Campus.  In this role she assists with the management of the custodians in the housing and athletics areas and helps to provide support for campus partners for special events.  Raven is a mentor for students in the BE365 and NIARA Programs as well as the staff advisor for K-pop Group Evolution, a student cultural group on campus.  In her spare time, Raven enjoys volunteering in the music and media ministries at her church, and trying new restaurants with friends.


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