We are professionals that are dedicated to empowering students to effectively engage with their communities through intentionally designed and inclusive programs, services, and environments.

Our Departmental Teams


Student Life Staff

80+
80+
Student Employees

Our student employees keep our day-to-day operations running. They help create the inclusive and diverse community we have at Grand Valley!


Staff Directory

First Name Last Name Email Title
Kelly Arrand arrandke@gvsu.edu Promotions Office Coordinator View
Melissa Baker-Boosamra bakerbme@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Student Life for Civic Engagement & Assessment View
Kayla Bucci s_buccik@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant for Fraternity & Sorority Life View
Cindy Driesenga drieseci@gvsu.edu Secretary View
Karo Ekpokpobe-Akinyemi s_akinyo@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant of Student Organizations and Leadership Development View
Valerie Guzman guzmanv@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Student Life View
Shelby Hanselman s_hanselsh@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant for Fraternity & Sorority Life View
Tami John johnt@gvsu.edu Event Services Assistant View
Chris McQueen mcqueech@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life View
Caroline Murray s_murrac@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant for Programming View
Ryan Neloms nelomsry@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Event Services View
Bobby Nielsen nielsebo@gvsu.edu Marketing & Promotions Office Video Manager View
Valerie Palmer palmerv@gvsu.edu Student Life Assistant View
Kellie Pnacek-Carter pnacek-k@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Event Services View
Eric Stevens stevene1@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Student Organizations View
Bob Stoll stollb@gvsu.edu Associate Dean for Student Life View
LeaAnn Tibbe tibbel@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Student Life View
Giavonna Ward s_wardgia@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement View
Mary Wright s_wrigmary@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant for Programming View

Our Departmental Teams

Student Org Development Team

GVSU RSO staff

Fraternity & Sorority Life Team

Fraternity & Sorority Life Team

Leadership Development Team

Leadership Development Team


Programming Team

GVSU Programming Team

Front Desk Team

Front Desk Team

Staff Assistants

Staff Assistants


Community Service Learning Center Team

CSLC Team

Promotions Office & Marketing Team

Promotions Office Staff


Event Services Staff

Event Services Staff

KC Building Management Staff

Building Manager Staff

2020 Information Desk Staff

2020 Information Desk