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Executive Leadership

Thank you for your interest in Davenport University. 

Davenport University cultivates a community where similarities and differences are understood, respected and valued. We actively promote full participation of all community members and seek multiple perspectives and diversity of thought.  Diversity, equity and inclusion is the framework for the way we engage talent and use resources, including physical and fiscal, to conduct business as we equip students, faculty and staff for an inclusive way of being and leading in the world. Davenport University's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been recognized with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, as well as the Hispanic Advocate Award in 2014 and the 2016 Giving Back Award. 

Current Opportunities:
Executive Vice President Marketing and Communications

Davenport University, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Executive Vice President for Marketing and Communications.

The Executive Vice President for Marketing and Communications is a member of the President’s Leadership Team responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plans for marketing, communications, branding and public policy activity for the University. Key success factors include the development of highly effective on-trend marketing and communications strategies addressing key internal and external stakeholder audiences, including prospective and current students, faculty and staff, alumni, donors, business and community leaders, government officials, news media, and others. 

The Executive Vice President represents and promotes the University, increasing its visibility and supporting the institution’s mission, vision, values and goals. This executive position provides strategic direction and coordination for marketing, communications and public policy. Responsibilities are performed in coordination with members of the President’s Cabinet and other stakeholders to ensure consistency and coordination of efforts.  These responsibilities are performed in an ethical manner consistent with the University’s mission, vision and values. A University Profile  has been developed for this position and highlights Davenport University.  To review the job description, please click here.

If interested in the position and learning more about the formal application process, please email your resume and cover letter to Lyn Hutchison at  

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