We are the Office of Student Life

We are professionals that are dedicated to empowering students to effectively engage with their communities through intentionally designed and inclusive programs, services, and environments. Both our student and full-time staff value inclusiveness, personal responsibility, community, sustainability, collaboration, and innovation; these shared values inform everything we do as we foster learning, development, wellness, and success for students at Grand Valley State University.

A group photo of the Office of Student Life staff.


Our Mission and Vision

Mission

The GVSU Office of Student Life empowers students to effectively engage with their communities through intentionally designed and inclusive programs, services and environments. Student Life fosters learning, development, wellness, and success for students at Grand Valley State University.

Vision

The OSL strives to engage students in a variety of experiences that will offer opportunities for personal growth and development, balanced with academics. Through the many programs, services and leadership opportunities offered, students are provided with a collaborative environment to gain skills that will shape their lives, their professions and their societies.


Our Values

INCLUSIVENESS | Providing environments where the unique voices of all are included, engaged, and supported.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY | Expecting integrity, honesty, and accountability at all times.

COMMUNITY | Engaging students in active leadership and service; celebrating campus rituals and traditions; preparing students to contribute their talents within a global society.

SUSTAINABILITY | Modeling responsible use of human, fiscal, and natural resources.

COLLABORATION | Partnering with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents in order to realize shared goals.

INNOVATION | Fostering critical and creative thought to continually strengthen our programs, services, and environments.


Staff Directory

Name Email Title  
Kelly Arrand arrandke@gvsu.edu Promotions Office Coordinator View more information about Kelly Arrand
Melissa Baker-Boosamra bakerbme@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Student Life, Civic Engagement & Assessment View more information about Melissa Baker-Boosamra
Kayla Bucci s_buccik@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant for Fraternity & Sorority Life View more information about Kayla Bucci
Cindy Driesenga drieseci@gvsu.edu Secretary View more information about Cindy Driesenga
Karo Ekpokpobe-Akinyemi s_akinyo@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant of Student Organizations and Leadership Development View more information about Karo Ekpokpobe-Akinyemi
Valerie Guzman guzmanv@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Student Life View more information about Valerie Guzman
Emmanuela Jannaro jannarem@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant for Fraternity & Sorority Life View more information about Emmanuela Jannaro
Tami John johnt@gvsu.edu Event Services Assistant View more information about Tami John
Cindy Laug laugc@gvsu.edu Student Organization Service Center Manager View more information about Cindy Laug
Caroline Murray s_murrac@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant for Programming View more information about Caroline Murray
Ryan Neloms nelomsry@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Event Services View more information about Ryan Neloms
Bobby Nielsen nielsebo@gvsu.edu Marketing & Promotions Office Video Manager View more information about Bobby Nielsen
Valerie Palmer palmerv@gvsu.edu Student Life Assistant View more information about Valerie Palmer
Tatiana Parsons parsotat@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant for Service Learning View more information about Tatiana Parsons
Kellie Pnacek-Carter pnacek-k@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Event Services View more information about Kellie Pnacek-Carter
Eric Stevens stevene1@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Student Organizations View more information about Eric Stevens
Bob Stoll stollb@gvsu.edu Associate Dean for Student Life View more information about Bob Stoll
LeaAnn Tibbe tibbel@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Student Life View more information about LeaAnn Tibbe
Kelly Wrobel wrobelke@gvsu.edu Graduate Assistant for Programming View more information about Kelly Wrobel

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