Search Committees

The Board of Trustees of Grand Valley State University has appointed itself to serve as committee of the whole to be known as the Presidential Search Committee to find the successor for President Thomas J. Haas. Read the complete board resolutions.

The board has appointed the Presidential Search Advisory Committee for the purpose of advising the Presidential Search Committee on matters related to the search.

Presidential Search Advisory Committee

  • Board of Trustees Representatives
    • John C. Kennedy (chair)
    • Mary L. Kramer
    • Megan S. Sall
    • Kate Pew Wolters
  • Staff and Ex Officio Member to the Presidential Search Advisory Committee
    • Matthew E. McLogan, Vice President for University Relations
  • Faculty Representatives
    • Felix Ngassa, professor of chemistry and chair of the Faculty Senate
    • Majd Al-Mallah, professor of modern languages and literatures, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Sean Lancaster, professor and chair of literacy and technology, College of Education
    • Samhita Rhodes, associate professor of biomedical engineering, Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
    • Deborah (Deb) Bambini, professor of nursing, Kirkhof College of Nursing
    • Kathryn (Kate) Remlinger, professor of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Academic Administration Representatives
    • Diana Lawson, dean of the Seidman College of Business
    • Ellen Schendel, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs
  • Administrative/Professional Staff Representatives
    • Kyle Caldwell, executive director, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, College of Community and Public Service
    • Dan Hurwitz, assistant vice president for community giving, University Development Office
  • Bargaining Unit Representative
    • Cheryl (Sherry) Bouwman, assistant, Office of University Communications; member, Alliance of Professional Support Staff
  • Student Representative
    • Jonathan Bowman, Student Senate President
  • Alumni Representative
    • Selma Tucker, B.S. 2009, M.P.A. 2011, vice president, Public Sector Consultants
  • Community Representative
    • Mitchell Watt, Triangle Construction, Grand Valley University Foundation Member

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