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Meet the Dean
About Dean Plotkowski
Dean, Paul Plotkowski, Ph.D.
Dean Plotkowski earned his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University. Plotkowski also served as the ASME Region V Vice President from 1998-2001 and is currently a Region V Regional Operating Board Member since 1990. The Dean is also an ABET Visitor for Mechanical Engineering Programs and a SME ABET Visitor for Manufacturing Engineering Programs. The Padnos College was established on July 1, 2004 as part of the academic reorganization at GVSU, and Dean Plotkowski has been at the helm ever since!
On this page, you will find ways to not only connect with Dean Plotkowski, but also take a sneak peek into his life! In addition, Dean Plotkowski wants to hear your comments and questions. Please fill out the form by clicking on the button shown. Be sure to include your email address if you would like a response!
Connect with the Dean
Off the Path with Paul and Doreen
Dean, Paul Plotkowski, and his wife, Doreen, allowed GVSU into their home for the day where we get to see an abundance of beautiful birds that Doreen takes in, nurtures, and cares for. Dean Plotkowski and Doreen are very proud of their business, Casa La Parrot, located on 28th street in Grand Rapids. Of course, their many other pets make a guest appearance in the video, too!