About the Provost

Cheryl Brandsen

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The Provost’s Council

The Provost’s Council meets regularly to advise the provost regarding strategic planning and the development of policy and programs. The Provost’s Council comprises the following deans and directors:

Arlene Hoogewerf

Arlene Hoogewerf

Academic Dean
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Elizabeth Vander Lei

Elizabeth Vander Lei

Academic Dean
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Laura DeHaan

Laura DeHaan

Dean for Academic Administration
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David Wunder

David Wunder

Dean for Faculty Development
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Tom Steenwyk

Tom Steenwyk

Registrar and Director of Academic Advising
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Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim

Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim

Professor, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
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William Katerberg

William Katerberg

Professor
Mellema Program Director
Associate Dean for Programs and Partnerships
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Todd Dornbos

Todd Dornbos

Director of Retention; Associate Dean for Curriculum and Planning; Director of First-Year Initiatives
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The Academic Council

The Academic Council meets periodically to coordinate and implement broad, division-wide strategic initiatives. In addition to the deans and directors listed above, the Academic Council includes the following:

Brian Bolt

Brian Bolt

Professor, Dean of Education
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Jeffrey Bouman

Jeffrey Bouman

Director, Service-Learning Center
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Gail Heffner

Gail Heffner

Director of Community Engagement
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