Alumni Association Board of Directors

Individual board members act as representatives for the Alumni Association and should be knowledgeable of all association programs. Board members serve on at least one committee and should lend their professional expertise as needed. Board members are expected to participate actively and consistently in board functions and to demonstrate leadership in a variety of university volunteer activities.

The board seeks members who have supported alumni involvement through the Alumni Association or elsewhere in the university, and support the Alumni Association's mission. The Association strives to create a body that represents the diversity of the Association's membership.

The Board of Directors meets four times per year. Attendance at board meetings is critical, so dates are scheduled well in advance. Board members serve a maximum of two consecutive 3-year terms.

Roles of the Executive Committee | Apply for the Board

Julie Bulson, '99 & '07

Matthew Byrne, '04

Victor Cardenas, '00

Julie Bulson

Matthew Byrne

Victor Cardenas

President

Executive Committee Chair

BN, 1999

MPA, 2007

Grand Rapids, MI

Awards/Nominating Committee

MSA, 2004

Byron Center, MI

VP Public Relations 

Executive Committee

Fundraising Committee

BA, Political Science, 2000

Novi, MI

Janean Couch, '05 & '08

Alberto Cutuli, '97

Edwin Darrell, '96 & '98

Janean Couch

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Activities/Volunteer Committee

BS, Public Administration, 2005

ME, General Education, 2008

Grand Rapids, MI

Activities/Volunteer Committee

BS, Psychology, 1997

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Awards/Nominating Committee

BBA, 1996

ME, General Education, 1998

Chicago, IL

Shannan Denison, '99

Jermale Eddie, '03

Tom Ebels, '67

Shannan Denison

Jermale Eddie

Tom Ebels

Fundraising Committee

Awards and Nominating Committee

BA, Psychology, 1999

Grand Rapids, MI

Liaison

BS, GRO Social Studies, 2003

Grand Rapids, MI

Activities/Volunteer Committee

BA, GRP SS History, 1967

Jenison, MI

Bradley Gibbons, '08

Clay Grueber, '05

Matthew Hillman, '05

Bradley Gibbons

Clay Grueber

Matthew Hillman

Activities/Volunteer Committee

BS, Advertising & Public Relations, 2008

Novi, MI

VP Finance

Executive Committee

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

BS, Legal Studies, 2005

Grand Rapids, MI

Activities/Volunteer Committee

BS, Hospitality Tourism Mgt, 2005

Spring Lake, MI

 

Nicole Koster, '03 & '06

Catherine Lazarock, '96

Leonard O'Kelly, '11

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Leonard O'Kelly

Secretary

Executive Committee

BBA, 2003

MBA, 2006

Grand Rapids, MI

Liaison

BA, International Relations, 1996

Grand Rapids, MI

Liaison

MS, Communications, 2011

Grand Rapids, MI

Don Paton, '67

Olubunmi Parks, '08 & '13

David Radel, '02

Don Paton

Olubunmi Parks, '08

David Radel

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

BS, GRO Social Science, 1967

Holland, MI

Liaison Committee

BS, Public Administration, 2008

MPA, 2013

Grand Rapids, MI

Fundraising Committee

BBA, 2002

Grand Rapids, MI

Victoria Robertson, '01

Jessica Scudder, '01

Shane Szalai, '95

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Jessica Scudder

Shane Szalai

African American Alumni Chapter Representative

Awards and Nominating Committee

BBA, 2001

Grand Rapids, MI

Activities/Volunteer Committee

BBA, 2001

Grand Rapids, MI

Fundraising Committee

BA, International Relations, 1995

Edwardsburg, MI

Michael Tappy, '78

Anna Gremling, '01 & '04

Nelson VanElderen, '75 & '94

Michael Tappy

Anna Tyszkiewicz

Nelson VanElderen

VP Recognition

Executive Committee

Awards/Nominating Committee Co-Chair

BS, Environmental Studies, 1978

Grandville, MI

Awards/Nominating Committee

BS, Public Administration, 2001

MPA, 2004

Indianapolis, IN

Activities/Volunteer Committee

BBA, 1975

MBA, 1994

Rockford, MI

Adrienne Wallace, '01, '05 & '08

Chris Woodruff, '98

Gregg Dimkoff

Adrienne Wallace

Chris Woodruff

Gregg Dimkoff

Activities/Volunteer Committee Co-Chair

BS, Health Communication, 2001

MS, Communications, 2005

MPA, 2008

Grand Rapids, MI

Liaison Committee Co-Chair

BS, Hospitality Tourism Mgt, 1998

Stevensville, MI

Faculty Representative

Ricardo Benavidez

John Bancheri

Bill Smith, '80 & '85

Ricardo Benavidez

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Student Senate Representative

Rowing Alumni Chapter Representative

Seidman College of Business Alumni Association President

BBA, 1980

MBA, 1985

Grand Rapids, MI

Tracy Hosford, '02

Teresa McDougall, '02

Tim Bulson, '09

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Teresa McDougall

Tim Bulson

KCON Alumni Chapter Representative

BN, 2002

Belmont, MI

College of Education Chapter President

Liaison Committee

ME, 2002

Grand Rapids, MI

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter Representative

Liaison Committee Co-Chair

MS, Communications, 2009

Grand Rapids, MI

Bob Mitchell, '07

Chad Tolson, '97 & '04

Courtney Lawler, '08 & '10

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Chad Tolson

Courtney Lawler

Football Alumni Association President

BS, Advertising & Public Relations, 2007

Grand Rapids, MI

Baseball Alumni Association Representative

BS, Physical Education, 1997

ME, 2004

Jenison, MI

African American Alumni Chapter Representative

BS, Health Science, 2008

MHA, 2010

Novi, MI

Angela Scarlato, '02

Emma Lazzar

Alissa Lane

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Alissa Lane

Physical Therapy Alumni Chapter Representative

MS, Physical Therapy, 2002

Ada, MI

Future Alumni Association - Ex Officio

Study Abroad Alumni Chapter Representative

Grand Rapids, MI

Krista Hillman, '05

Ted Kushion, '03

Megan Sall, '07 & '09

Krista Hillman

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Megan Sall

Young Alumni Council Representative

BS, Biomedical Sciences, 2005

Spring Lake, MI

Track and Field Alumni Chapter

BS, Physical Education, 2003

Grand Rapids, MI

School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration Alumni Chapter President

BA, International Relations, 2007

MPA, 2009

Grand Rapids, MI