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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.

President
Richard J. Pappas, Ed.D.

Members
Kimberly A. Bruyn, M.S.
Executive Vice President for University Relations and Communications

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

Peg Luy
Executive Vice President for Advancement 

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

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

David Veneklase
Executive Vice President for Human and Organizational Development

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

Board of Trustees

Governing body of Davenport University.

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

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

Trustees
Franco Bianchi
President/CEO
Haworth Inc.
Holland, MI

Kenneth C. Bovee
President/CEO
Keystone Management Group
Mt. Pleasant, MI

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

Doyle Hayes
President/CEO
dhayesGroup
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.
President
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