Office of the Provost Staff

Provost Fatma Mili

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Fatma Mili
Provost and Executive Vice President for the Academic Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2400

Biography


Sean Lancaster

Assessment, Accreditation, & Planning

Sean Lancaster
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2400
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Higher Learning Commission
  • University Accreditation; College, Unit and Program support for accreditation
  • University Strategic Planning; College, Division and Unit support for strategic planning
  • University Assessment; College, Division and Unit support for assessment of programs, student learning outcomes, student outcomes, faculty outcomes and benchmarking
  • Update and maintain strategic planning and assessment websites
  • Honorary Degree Committee
  • Ex-officio to University Assessment Committee

Biography


Bonnie Bowen

Budget & Resource Management

Bonnie Bowen
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2288
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • Budget and resource management
  • Faculty hires and related budgetary and human resources issues
  • Enrollment and course scheduling/capacity management
  • Member of Budget Advisory Team
  • Liaison with Business and Finance
  • Oversight of Health Campus academic equipment
  • Chair of Academic Technology Advisory Committee
  • Ex-officio to Faculty Salary and Budget Committee

Biography


Erica Hamilton

Curriculum

Erica Hamilton
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs 
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2400
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • University curriculum development
  • Distance education initiatives
  • Dual enrollment and inter-institutional MOUs
  • Program review processes
  • Liaison to Records Office, Institutional Marketing, Information Technology, Assistant/Associate Deans group
  • Ex-officio to University Curriculum Committee
  • Ex-officio to Online Education and Microcredential Council
  • Ex-officio to New Programs/New Unit Committee
  • Ex-officio to Graduate Council’s Curriculum & Program Review Subcommittee
  • Ex-officio to General Education Committee

Biography


Aaron Lowen

Data Analytics

Aaron Lowen
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2400
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility 

  • Provide leadership in data analytics and communication within Academic Affairs
  • Create data-informed reports for Academic Affairs leadership
  • Other data-centered responsibilities and initiatives as determined by the Provost
  • Liaison with Institutional Analysis
  • Collaboration with the AVP for assessment and accreditation around data collection and analysis
  • Ex officio to the LIFT Management Committee (LIFT-MC)

Biography


Ed Aboufadel

Faculty & Facilities

Ed Aboufadel
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2400
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • Faculty personnel policies, equity, issues, and complaints
  • Liaison with Executive Committee of the Senate/University Academic Senate
  • New buildings, space utilization, classroom improvements; liaison with Facilities and public safety
  • Special projects in external community
  • Liaison for Digital Measures
  • Ex-officio to Faculty Personnel Policy Committee
  • Ex-officio to Faculty Facilities Planning Advisory Committee

Biography


Suzeanne Benet

Student Success

Suzeanne Benet
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2400
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • Academic Advising Initiatives and Student Success Initiative
  • University Undergraduate Student Blueprint for Student Success
  • Academic Policies and Standards
  • Student and Parent Concerns
  • Liaison to Enrollment Development, Planning and Assessment for Student Retention, Persistence, and Degree Completion
  • Liaison to Statewide LEAP Initiative
  • MCAN
  • Student Awards Convocation

Biography


Administrative Operations

Mary Albrecht
Executive Associate for Administrative Operations
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2400
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • Board of Trustees and Academic & Student Affairs Committee – meeting preparation
  • Academic and Student Affairs Communications
  • Oversight for faculty personnel review processes
  • Oversight for faculty sabbatical process
  • Liaison for State-to-State compliance
  • Ex-officio to AP Committee

Biography


Burton

Travus Burton
Director of Civic Learning and Community Engagement
3090 J. H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2400
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide university-wide leadership and support for civic learning and community engagement programming, initiatives and infrastructures
  • Facilitate the creation of alignment, standards, definitions and promote best practices for community engagement among students, staff and faculty
  • Enhance campus culture for civic learning and community engagement to, “educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.”
  • Connect community partners, community members, community needs and community issues with the GVSU community for mutually beneficial collaborative opportunities
    • Promote multidisciplinary approaches in teaching, research and service to have a greater impact in the community
    • Promote interdisciplinary approaches in teaching, research and service to have a greater impact on our students
  • Report on civic learning and community engagement use, outcomes, challenges, opportunities and growth – work with campus faculty, staff and leadership   

Biography


Jean Nagelkerk

Jean Nagelkerk
Special Assistant to the Provost - Adjunct AP staff
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • Co-Principal Investigator for Kellogg Grant
  • Coordinate and lead clincal placements across the state and region
  • Strengthen and expand external partnerships in the healthcare community

Becki Visser

Becki Visser
Executive Assistant to the Provost
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2176
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • Calendar support: Provost Mili
  • Board of Trustees materials production and communication following meetings
  • Provost’s Cabinet support
  • Coordination of Faculty Awards Convocation
  • Coordination of Emeritus faculty tracking
  • Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU) Academic Officers support for GVSU

Krystal Vanden Bosch

Krystal Vanden Bosch
Executive Assistant - Office of the Provost
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2400
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • Assists with assessment, accreditation, planning, curriculum, and administrative operations
  • Calendar Support: Erica Hamilton, Sean Lancaster, Aaron Lowen and Mary Albrecht
  • Online/Hybrid approved instructor list
  • Hires and supervises student assistants
  • Manages the Office of the Provost website

Becky Beechler
Executive Assistant - Office of the Provost and Institutional Analysis
3090 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-8722
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • Assist with budget, resource management, faculty, facilities, and Institutional Analysis
  • Calendar support: Ed Aboufadel, Bonnie Bowen and Philip Batty
  • Coordination of faculty and staff personnel materials
  • Produce monthly and year-end budget reports
  • Review Travel and Expense Reimbursement forms
  • Complete online surveys for Institutional Analysis
  • Institutional Analysis website support

Lisa Surman
Executive Assistant - Office of the Provost and Faculty Governance Assistant
1000 James H. Zumberge Hall (JHZ)
(616) 331-2172
[email protected]

Areas of Responsibility

  • Assist with student success, civic learning and community engagement
  • Calendar support: Suzeanne Benet and Travus Burton
  • Liaison between ECS/UAS Chair and Standing Committee Chairs
  • Oversight and management of Faculty Governance website, Sail Curriculum System, and Shared Governance Policies
  • Teach-In Coordinator and liaison between program sponsors
  • Compilation of college election results and oversight of University Committee List
  • Coordination of Student Awards Convocation


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