Senior Leadership Team

Laura Aikens

Laura Aikens

Vice President for University Development

Office Address: 901 L.V. Eberhard Center
Phone: (616) 331-6000
Website: University Development

Stacie Behler

Stacie R. Behler

Vice President and Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer and Secretary, Board of Trustees

Office Address: 3035 James H. Zumberge Hall
Phone: (616) 331-2190
Website: University Relations

Jesse Bernal

Jesse M. Bernal

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

Office Address: 3035 James H. Zumberge Hall
Phone: (616) 331-3296
Website: Inclusion and EquityAffirmative Action

J. Hall-Jones

Jenny Hall-Jones

Vice President for Student Affairs

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall
Phone: (616) 331-3585
Website: Student Affairs

President Philomena V. Mantella

Philomena V. Mantella


Office Address: 3035 James H. Zumberge Hall
Phone: (616) 331-2100
Website: Office of the President

Provost Fatma Mili

Fatma Mili

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office Address: 3090 James H. Zumberge Hall
Phone: (616) 331-2400
Website: Office of the Provost


Greg Sanial

Gregory Sanial

Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Office Address: 4068 James H. Zumberge Hall
Phone: (616) 331-2188
Website: Finance and Administration

Pat Smith

Patricia Smith

General Counsel

Office Address: 4068 James H. Zumberge Hall
Phone: (616) 331-2067
Website: Legal, Compliance and Risk Management

Milos Topic

Miloš Topić

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Digital Officer

Office Address: 4490 Kindschi Hall of Science
Phone: (616) 331-2035
Website: Information Technology

B. Donta Truss

B. Donta Truss

Vice President for Enrollment Development & Educational Outreach

Office Address: 4035 James H. Zumberge Hall
Phone: (616) 331-2500
Website: Enrollment Development

Kara Van Dam

Kara Van Dam

Vice Provost, Graduate & Lifetime Learning

Office Address: 306 Consumer’s Energy John G. Russell
Leadership Center
Phone: (616) 331-7624
Website: Graduate & Lifetime Learning

About the Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) is comprised of the president, provost, and vice presidents and is responsible for the strategies, investments, and resources of the university. The SLT meets formally monthly and among its duties reviews and approves policies that have university-wide applicability that are in addition to those policies approved by the Board of Trustees.

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