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Board of Trustees

Leadership Team

Leads the direction and advancement of Davenport consistent with the University's strategic plan, mission, vision and goals.

Richard J. Pappas, Ed.D.

Scott Epstein, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President for Quality & Effectiveness

Peg Luy
Executive Vice President for Alumni & Development

Walter J.H. O'Neill, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services

Linda Rinker, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President for Academics & Provost

David Veneklase, MBA
Executive Vice President for Organizational Development

Michael Volk, C.P.A.
Executive Vice President for Finance & CFO

Board of Trustees

Governing body of Davenport University.

Tracy D. Graham
Managing Principal
Graham-Allen Partners, LLC
South Bend, IN

Vice Chairman
Frank H. Merlotti
Design Group
Steelcase, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI

Franco Bianchi
Haworth Inc.
Holland, MI

Paula Cunningham
Capitol National Bank
Lansing, MI

Rami A. Fawaz
Executive Vice President
Energy International
Canton, MI

Doyle Hayes
Grand Rapids, MI

Robert Hetzler
Former President/CEO
Monitor Sugar Company
Bay City, MI

Wilbur A. Lettinga
Former President
Lettinga & Associates
CEO Kentland Corporation
Grand Rapids, MI

James B. Meyer
Former Chairman, President/CEO
Spartan Stores
Hudsonville, MI

Richard J. Pappas, Ed. D.
Davenport University
Grand Rapids, MI

Carol Van Andel
Executive Director
David and Carol Van Andel Foundation
Ada, MI 

Michelle Van Dyke
Regional President
Fifth Third Bank
Grand Rapids, MI

Kenneth Yerrick
Executive VP Emeritus
Dow Corning Corp.
Traverse City, MI