Community college votes on new president
11/22/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Grand Rapids Community College came to a unanimous agreement in its presidential search.
GRCC partners with state to connect students with resources
Obstacles such as food and housing insecurity can affect how a student does in class. A new partnership between Grand Rapids Community College and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services can connect students with outside resources to help them be successful.
Board selects Salt Lake Community College VP as GRCC president
11/23/22 School News Network (Kent Intermediate School District)
The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday, Nov. 21 to select Charles Lepper as the new president of Grand Rapids Community College.
Grand Rapids Community College picks Charles Lepper for next president
11/23/22 The Holland Sentinel
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College has named its next president.
Dr. Charles Lepper Appointed President of Grand Rapids Community College
11/23/22 Diverse: Issues in Education
Dr. Charles Lepper has been named president of Grand Rapids Community College, WOODTV reported. His start date is yet to be set.
Next GRCC president is Utah community college officer
Charles Lepper, who oversees student affairs and enrollment at 10 Salt Lake Community College campuses, has been chosen as Grand Rapids Community College’s new president.
GRCC assistant basketball coach Islam Hoxha came to West Michigan as a refugee from Kosovo, gives back by helping change lives
11/23/22 La Prensa
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 14, 2022: It’s 5 p.m. on a Thursday, and Islam Hoxha is pacing the hallways of the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse.
… A first-year assistant coach for the Grand Rapids Community College’s men’s basketball team, Hoxha said he gets nervous before every game. But on this mid-November day, he and the Raiders are 2 ½ hours away from tipoff against their archrivals, the Lansing Community College Stars.
Ottawa County approves $32.7M in ARPA funds for community projects
The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners has approved allocating $32.7 million in federal stimulus funds for 24 community projects, over some objections that an incoming slate of commissioners should get to vote on project funding.
- … Grand Rapids Community College Michigan Reconnect expansion ($506,493): Gap funding would be provided in the form of scholarships to students who wish to use the state’s Reconnect program.
Change-Ups: Long lands on Forbes’ America’s Top Wealth Advisors list
11/23/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal
… Disability Advocates of Kent County announced five community leaders have joined its board of directors: Miriam Andrade Cuevas, inclusive communications adviser, Corewell Health; Angela Gildea, regional sales manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Shontaye Witcher, assistant vice president of inclusion and equity and ADA compliance officer, Grand Valley State University; Sulari White, academic adviser and assistant professor, Grand Rapids Community College; and Tanya Ross, human resources senior manager, Bimbo Bakeries USA.
As enrollment climbs, GRCC adds culinary classes to Lakeshore Campus
11/24/22 The Holland Sentinel
HOLLAND TWP. — In response to increased demand and growing enrollment, Grand Rapids Community College is adding a handful of culinary education classes to its Lakeshore Campus.
State specialist helps connect GRCC students to food, housing resources
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has a state specialist on campus this semester who is dedicated to helping students overcome obstacles like food and housing insecurities, transportation challenges and more.
11/27/22 Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges)
… Charles Lepper has been selected as the new president of Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan. He is currently vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) in Utah, a position he has held since 2015.