Young Professionals in Higher Education strives to provide seminars each academic year that encourage learning, development and networking with other young professionals within the collegiate community. Whether you are a faculty or staff member, we extend an open invitation to join us for programming that will help you make the most of your career. Simply click the link under each individual event to sign up and join us!

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Critical Issues in Higher Education

Jodi Chycinski, Director of Admissions, Grand Valley State University 

David DeBoer, Executive Director of Financial Aid, Davenport University

Valerie Guzman, Associate Director of Student Life, Grand Valley State University


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Grand Valley State University
Bicycle Factory, Room 340

Confident Communication: Being clear, being honest, being you!

Joy Gianakura, Associate Dean Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University

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Grand Valley State University
L. William Seidman Center, Loosemore Forum - A

Burnout in Higher Education due to Microaggressions

Dr. Bill Pink, President, Grand Rapids Community College

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Aquinas College
Wege Student Center, Ballroom 

Leadership Panel Breakfast

Walter O'Neill, Executive Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services, Davenport University

Lisa Lehman, Vice President of Admissions, Olivet College

Marlene Kowalski-Braun, Assistant Vice President for Inclusion and Student Affairs, Grand Valley State University

Lynn Kelly-Albertson, Executive Director Career and Student Services, Western Michigan University


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Grand Valley State University
DeVos Building, University Club

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