Associate Director of News
Dottie Barnes joined Grand Valley in 2003, after spending 18 years in broadcast journalism. She is an award-winning journalist and public relations professional, having worked as a television and radio news anchor, talk show host, producer and reporter, mostly in the Grand Rapids market. Barnes serves on Grand Valley's Emergency Management Advisory Committee and Crisis Communications Team. She served on the Incident Management Team and GVSU Virus Action Team during the COVID-19 pandemic. Barnes is an adjunct professor of multimedia journalism, earning a bachelor's degree in broadcast and cinematic arts from Central Michigan University and a master's degree in communications from Grand Valley State University.
Beats: Seidman College of Business, College of Health Professions, College of Community and Public Service, College of Education, Admissions, Financial Aid, WGVU Public Media, Facilities Planning, Facilities Services, The Graduate School, Veterans Network.