College of Education

Center for Educational Partnerships

Mission Statement:

To create and facilitate service connecting the College of Education (COE) to local and world communities.

We will do this by:

  • Making COE “visible” through public relations opportunities
  • Modeling social responsibility/civic duty for students
  • Creating/sustaining relationships in the community
  • Administering COE events (Convocation/Colleagues)
  • Promoting educational policies and practices
  • Creating educational resources for the community
  • Sustaining student connection with the College of Education and community beyond learning


Location and Department Contact Information:

396 C. DeVos Center
401 W. Fulton St., Bldg. C
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: 616-331-6240
Fax: 616-331-6422

Staff Contact Information:

  • David Bair (Director)
    • Professor – Special Education, Foundations, and Technology
    • 616-331-6489
  • Clayton Pelon (Associate Director)
  • Forrest Clift (Associate Director)
  • Mike Posthumus (Assistant Director)
    • Colleagues Plus Website
    • Service Learning Initiative Coordinator
    • Groundswell Interim Director
    • Groundswell: FORCES PI
    • 616-331-6237
  • Colleen Bourque (Groundswell Project Coordinator)
  • Veda Hodges (Office Coordinator)

Page last modified October 24, 2013