Pew Wolters appointed to GVSU Board

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Gov. Rick Snyder announced the appointment of Kate Pew Wolters to the Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees. Pew Wolters will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Sue Carnell; Pew Wolters will serve the remainder of an eight-year term that expires Dec. 31, 2016, and her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.

Pew Wolters was a member of Grand Valley’s Board of Trustees from 2005-2012. “Kate has shown great dedication to Grand Valley State University and the Grand Rapids community,” said Snyder. “I appreciate her willingness to serve in this role.”

Pew Wolters is a member of Steelcase Inc.’s Board of Directors and chair of the Steelcase Foundation, where she previously served as executive director. She is also president of the Kate and Richard Wolters Foundation. Pew Wolters has a bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College and a master’s degree from Michigan State University.

“We are happy to welcome Kate back to the Board,” said President Thomas J. Haas. “We are delighted she will be on hand in an official capacity when we open our new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons, named for her mother.”