GRCC In the News, 5-20-14

New Presidents or Provosts: Aquinas College (Mich.), College of Charleston, CC of Philadelphia, Humboldt State U., Marquette U., Minnesota State University-Southeast Technical, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

May 20, 2014; Inside Higher Ed

… Gilda Gely, provost and executive vice president at Grand Rapids Community College, in Michigan, has been named executive vice president and provost at Aquinas College, also in Michigan.

Michigan’s Best Taco: Meet Arturo Armijo, Gonzo’s friend and taco expert

May 19, 2014; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI — Arturo Armijo knows a lot about tacos.

… Armijo retired from Grand Rapids Community College after 20 years; he most recently was the executive assistant to the president. He has been involved with various programs and organizations, and helped make Grand Rapids a sister city with Zapopan, Mexico.

Raider Salute to those attending adjunct event

adjunct1A Raider Salute from Lydia Cruz:

I would like to commend the following staff members who participated in our adjunct event that was held on Saturday, May, 17, 2014:

Amy Robinson, Angie Ramirez, Betsy McKinney, Bill Faber, Cedric Williams, Chad Sytsma, Christine Davis, Dan Clark, Dan Zehr, Dana Sammons, David Evanoski, Dewayn Faber, Gordon Vurusic, Jessica Berens, Jim Fox, Jonathan Larson, Josefina Saldivar, Kate Kryger, Laurie Foster, Lisa Donaldson, Lisa Gloege, Mary Godfrey, Melissa Polanco-Nunez, Paula Sullivan, Penni Weninger, Sang Lee, Shanna Goff, Susan Williams, Tim Zerfas, Tina Kilgore, Todd Tiano

A Raider Salute to everyone for the important role that you played in making this another successful event! Thank you!



Project Communications Management

Project Communications Management includes the processes that are required to ensure timely and appropriate planning, collection, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, monitoring, and the ultimate disposition of project information. Project managers spend most of their time communicating with team members and other project stakeholders, whether they are internal (at all organizational levels) or external to the organization. Effective communication creates a bridge between diverse stakeholders who may have different cultural and organizational backgrounds, different levels of expertise, and different perspectives and interests, which impact or have an influence upon the project execution or outcome. The three main processes are as follows:

  • Plan Communications Management – The process of developing an appropriate approach and plan for project communications based on stakeholder’s information needs and requirements, and available organizational assets.
  • Manage Communications – The process of creating, collecting, distributing, storing, retrieving and the ultimate disposition of project information in accordance with the communications management plan.
  • Control Communications – The process of monitoring and controlling communication throughout the entire project life cycle to ensure the information needs of the project stakeholders are met.

This preceding information was taken directly from the following:

(2013) A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) Fifth edition. Newtown Square, Pa.: Project Management Institute, Inc., pg. 287.

Next week, we’ll look at project risk management.