Posted tagged ‘Equity Affairs Office’

Forums for Equity and Inclusion Officer Position Conclude Today

October 10, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College is finishing a series of faculty and community forums to meet the finalists for the position of equity and inclusion officer today with an interview of Salvador Lopez.

Salvador Lopez, the associate director of diversity recruitment at Grand Valley State University, will be interviewed today, October 10, at the ATC.

The faculty forum will run from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. in room 124 at the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (151 Fountain St. NE). The community forum will run from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in the same location.

The person selected for the position will work with stakeholders – students, faculty, staff and community members – to ensure that GRCC is a leader in equity and inclusion.

This position also will oversee the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, which has worked for 12 years on educating and honoring the dignity of all people through community celebrations such as the Giants Awards and through educational opportunities like student workshops, the Latino Youth Conference, and the Institute for Healing Racism.

The other finalists for the position include:

  • B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, a visiting associate professor at Salem State University, will be interviewed October 1 in room 168 of the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain St. NE.
  • Jessica Cruz, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Northern Michigan University, will be interviewed October 3 in room 168 of the ATC.

Final Forum for Equity and Inclusion Officer this Wednesday

October 8, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College is finishing a series of faculty and community forums this week to meet the finalists for the position of equity and inclusion officer.

This week’s final interviewee is:

  • Salvador Lopez, associate director of diversity recruitment at Grand Valley State University, who will be interviewed October 10 in room 124 of the ATC.

The faculty forum will run from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. at the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (151 Fountain St. NE). The community forums will run from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in the same locations.

 

The other two finalists for the position include:

  • B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, a visiting associate professor at Salem State University, interviewed October 1.
  • Jessica Cruz, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Northern Michigan University,  interviewed October 3.

The person selected for the position will work with stakeholders – students, faculty, staff and community members – to ensure that GRCC is a leader in equity and inclusion.

This position also will oversee the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, which has worked for 12 years on educating and honoring the dignity of all people through community celebrations such as the Giants Awards and through educational opportunities like student workshops, the Latino Youth Conference, and the Institute for Healing Racism.

Open Forum for Equity and Inclusion Officer Post Continues Today

October 3, 2018

Jessica Cruz, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Northern Michigan University,  will be interviewed today, October 3, in room 168 of the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (ATC), 151 Fountain St. NE.

The faculty forum will run from 12:30-1:15 p.m. at the ATC.

The community forum will run from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in the same location.

The other finalists for the position of Equity and Inclusion Officer include:

  • B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, a visiting associate professor at Salem State University, who was interviewed October 1 in room 168 of the ATC.
  • Salvador Lopez, associate director of diversity recruitment at Grand Valley State University, who will be interviewed October 10 in room 124 of the ATC.

The person selected for the position will work with stakeholders – students, faculty, staff and community members – to ensure that GRCC is a leader in equity and inclusion.

This position also will oversee the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, which has worked for 12 years on educating and honoring the dignity of all people through community celebrations such as the Giants Awards and through educational opportunities like student workshops, the Latino Youth Conference, and the Institute for Healing Racism.

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Note:  Dwight Hamilton, chief diversity officer at Rosalind Franklin University, withdrew his candidacy.

Recording of B. Afeni McNeely Cobham interview for Equity and Inclusion Officer position at GRCC

October 2, 2018

For those who missed yesterday’s faculty and community forums for Equity and Inclusion Officer finalist B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, a video recording is available here.

Once you have watched the video, GRCC’s Institute of Research and Planning requests that you fill out a digital feedback form with your evaluation of this candidate.

Forums for Equity and Inclusion Officer Continue Tomorrow

October 2, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College is holding a series of faculty and community forums this week and next to meet the four finalists for the position of equity and inclusion officer.

Jessica Cruz, the chief diversity and inclusion officer at Northern Michigan University, will be interviewed tomorrow, October 3, in room 168 of the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (ATC), 151 Fountain St. NE.

The faculty forum will run from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. at the ATC.

The community forums will run from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in the same location.

 

The other finalists for the position include:

  • B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, a visiting associate professor at Salem State University, was interviewed October 1, in room 168 of the ATC.
  • Salvador Lopez, associate director of diversity recruitment at Grand Valley State University, who will be interviewed October 10 in room 124 of the ATC.

 

The person selected for the position will work with stakeholders – students, faculty, staff and community members – to ensure that GRCC is a leader in equity and inclusion.

This position also will oversee the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, which has worked for 12 years on educating and honoring the dignity of all people through community celebrations such as the Giants Awards and through educational opportunities like student workshops, the Latino Youth Conference, and the Institute for Healing Racism.

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Note:  Dwight Hamilton, chief diversity officer at Rosalind Franklin University, withdrew his candidacy.

Community Forums for Equity and Inclusion Officer Post Begin Today

October 1, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College is running a series of faculty and community forums this week and next to meet the four finalists for the position of equity and inclusion officer.

B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, a visiting associate professor at Salem State University, will be interviewed today, October 1, in room 168 of the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (ATC), 151 Fountain St. NE.

  • The faculty forum will run from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. at the ATC.
  • The community forum will run from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in the same location.

 

The other finalists for the position include:

  • Jessica Cruz, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Northern Michigan University,  who will interviewed October 3, in room 168 of the ATC.
  • Salvador Lopez, associate director of diversity recruitment at Grand Valley State University, who will be interviewed October 10 in room 124 of the ATC.

 

The person selected for the position will work with stakeholders – students, faculty, staff and community members – to ensure that GRCC is a leader in equity and inclusion.

This position also will oversee the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, which has worked for 12 years on educating and honoring the dignity of all people through community celebrations such as the Giants Awards and through educational opportunities like student workshops, the Latino Youth Conference, and the Institute for Healing Racism.

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Note:  Dwight Hamilton, chief diversity officer at Rosalind Franklin University, withdrew his candidacy.

GRCC Plans Community Forums for Equity and Inclusion Officer Post

September 28, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College is planning a series of faculty and community forums to meet the four finalists for the position of equity and inclusion officer.

After a nationwide search, GRCC has four finalists for the position:

  • B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, a visiting associate professor at Salem State University, will be interviewed October 1 in room 168 of the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain St. NE.
  • Jessica Cruz, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Northern Michigan University, will be interviewed October 3 in room 168 of the ATC.
  • Salvador Lopez, associate director of diversity recruitment at Grand Valley State University, will be interviewed October 10 in room 124 of the ATC.

The faculty forums will run from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. at the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (151 Fountain St. NE) on the following dates in the rooms listed:

  • October 1 & 3: Room 168
  • October 9 & 10: Room 124

The community forums will run from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in the same locations.

The person selected for the position will work with stakeholders – students, faculty, staff and community members – to ensure that GRCC is a leader in equity and inclusion.

This position also will oversee the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, which has worked for 12 years on educating and honoring the dignity of all people through community celebrations such as the Giants Awards and through educational opportunities like student workshops, the Latino Youth Conference, and the Institute for Healing Racism.

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Note:  Dwight Hamilton, chief diversity officer at Rosalind Franklin University, withdrew his candidacy.

GRCC In the News, 11-20-15

November 20, 2015

Greenville’s Forton accepts GRCC golf coaching job

Nov. 19, 2015;  The Daily News (Greenville)

GREENVILLE — Plenty of people have a passion. John Forton’s passion is golf.

… Forton, a longtime PGA teaching professional, recently accepted the men’s golf head coaching position at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). It’s been a lifelong dream to coach at the collegiate level.

Chefs share some recipes for your Thanksgiving dinner

Nov. 19, 2015; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — It’s time to talk turkey about your Thanksgiving dinner. Traditional menus go something like this: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, fruit salad and dessert. If your menu needs a little ramping up, local chefs have shared some of their recipes to add to your table.

… (Terry) Tucker grew up in Hamilton and has a degree in culinary arts from Grand Rapids Community College. Even while in college, he kept his fingers in the food business. “I worked my way through college decorating cakes for Family Fare.”

Showing Respect for Community’s Veterans

Nov. 13, 2015; schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)

School districts across Kent ISD marked Veterans Day in ways big and small on Wednesday. Here’s a sample of how a few schools honored those who have served and are serving in the U.S. armed forces.

… She (Jane Baessler Doyle) became interested in flying in 1940 while a student at Grand Rapids Junior College, now Grand Rapids Community College, when she learned of a flight program being offered by the Civilian Training Program.

Feutz Honored by Mechanical Service Contractors Association for Work with Students

Nov. 16, 2015; ferris.edu

A Ferris State University Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration associate professor has received an award from the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, for his work with students in the program.

… (Mike) Feutz earned his associates degree in HVACR from Grand Rapids Junior College, now Grand Rapids Community College; a Bachelor of Science degree in HVACR Engineering Technology and a Master of Science in Career and Technical Education, from Ferris; and his Ph.D in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.

Grand Rapids’ oldest black Baptist church celebrates 125th anniversary

Nov. 19, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Messiah Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids was the realization of one pioneering woman’s dream.

… Today, some 800 people are members of the church that has flourished because of “God’s grace, good leadership and strong membership,” according to the Rev. Eric Williams, associate pastor.

… “He (the Rev. Clifton Rhodes Jr.) was one of the first African Americans to graduate from the school there and went on to become a part of the board of trustees,” said Williams, who is executive director for equity affairs at Grand Rapids Community College.