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Meet the Alumni Relations Staff

Meet the Alumni Relations Staff

 Jason Madden

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Jason Madden
Executive Director of Alumni & Development
Jason has been with Davenport for almost nine years – serving in the Alumni & Development Office for the past six. He received his Masters in Business Administration from DU in 2008 and has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Davenport as both a student and an employee. He shares his passion with DU alums and works everyday to enrich the lives of DU students through his outreach. He and his wife, Jennifer, currently reside in East Grand Rapids.




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David Tyler
Assistant Director of Alumni and Donor Relations 

David Tyler was appointed as DU’s Assistant Director of Alumni and Donor Relations. David comes to the Alumni & Development Office from the Admissions Department in Lansing, where he served as a Senior Admissions Representative for nearly six years, and was instrumental in the progression of the new Lansing campus facility. David received his MBA in Strategic Management from Davenport in 2012, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University ('02). He is extremely proud to call himself a member of the DU “Dream Team,” which acknowledges those who are both employees and alumni of Davenport University. David’s enthusiasm for Davenport and his desire for a large, robust, engaged and dynamic Alumni and Donor Relations enterprise translates into a welcoming invitation for all who share an affinity for DU. David invites alumni and friends of Davenport to join him in helping to create an ambitious and magnificent future for the institution, and continue to turn its potential into reality.

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Erik Dane
Alumni & Development Events Manager 

Erik serves as the Alumni and Development Events Manager. He rejoins the Panthers after working with Grand Valley State University in the Conference and Event Planning Department. A Davenport alumni himself, Erik spent seven years with Davenport in various event planning capacities. With over 11 years of event planning experience, he strives for events that consistently exceed the specified goals and create lasting positive guest experiences. Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management and graduated with his MBA in Strategic Management from Davenport University in 2007. He looks forward to working with fellow Davenport alum throughout the state.