Bill and Sally Seidman Living Center
There are 11 suite-style living centers named for Grand Valley Board of Trustees members Richard M. DeVos, Icie Macy Hoobler, Paul A. Johnson, William A. Kirkpatrick, Arnold C. Ott, Robert C. Pew, William F. Pickard, Bill & Sally Seidman, Dale Stafford, Maxine M. Swanson, and Ella Koeze Weed. All the buildings are divided into suites consisting of two double-bed rooms and a bath.
The Bill and Sally Seidman Living Center was completed in 1997. It is a suite-style living center that houses mostly freshmen students. L. William Seidman was born in Grand Rapids but his impact was felt internationally. He was a founding member of the Grand Valley State College Board of Trustees and is remembered for his vision for the university.
Bill Seidman was a partner in the accounting firm of Seidman & Seidman, founded by his father Frank Edward Seidman for whom the GVSU College of Business was named. After serving as a special assistant on financial affairs under Michigan's Governor George Romney (1963-66) and as Advisor on economic affairs to President Gerald Ford, (1974-77) Seidman was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to head the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He continued this appointment under President George H. W. Bush, until Congress created the Resolution Trust Corporation and placed Seidman in charge. Seidman is credited with leading the United States through a significant banking and financial crisis.
He and his wife Sally had six children, eleven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren when he passed away in May, 2009.
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