GRCC In The News, 2-18-13

Grand Rapids Community College appoints new fundraising chief
Brian McVicar, February 15, 2013
Donald MacKenzie has been hired as the college’s associate vice president of advancement and executive director of the college’s foundation. MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Donald MacKenzie, a senior partner at a Chicago-based consulting firm, has been tapped to head Grand Rapids Community College’s foundation.
MacKenzie, a senior principal with Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, will also serve as the college’s vice president for advancement. In both roles, he’ll be tasked with leading fundraising campaigns, helping plan for the college’s future, and building connections with donors and alumni.

BRIDGING THE GAP: GVSU signs another transfer agreement with GRCC, the university is making positive steps toward a more inclusive campus
GVSU Lanthorn, February 17, 2013
As Grand Valley State University announces more and more expansion projects each month on both the Allendale and Pew campuses, it’s clear that the university is extended beyond it’s initial reach.
With 15 public four-year universities, and 28 public two-year community colleges in the state of Michigan, transfer agreements that bridge the gap between one campus and another are becoming increasingly important at the administration seeks to attract a larger, more diverse student body.
The agreements, which GVSU have so far signed with seven community colleges in the state, have helped lead to an increase in transfer students over the past ten years, according to numbers provided by the university’s institutional analysis.

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