Category: Staff

Davenport University names new executive vice president of alumni and development
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Davenport University names new executive vice president of alumni and development

Davenport University announced on March 12, 2019 that it has named Rachel Render as its new executive vice president of alumni and development. Render will begin the new role in April, bringing extensive leadership experience in institutional advancement to Davenport University. She most recently served as the senior director of development for the University of...

Davenport University names Dr. Gilda Gely as provost & executive vice president of academic affairs
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Davenport University names Dr. Gilda Gely as provost & executive vice president of academic affairs

Davenport University (DU) has named Dr. Gilda Gely as its new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Gely is replacing Dr. Linda Rinker, who is retiring in July after serving as the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs for the last eight years. Dr. Gely will begin the new role...

What to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & how you can promote diversity, equity & inclusion within your community
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What to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & how you can promote diversity, equity & inclusion within your community

Leffler, W. K., photographer. Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington D.C, 1963. Dec. 3. Photograph Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2011648312/. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is quickly approaching and now is the time to reflect on how Dr. King’s lessons can be applied today. In an effort to continue the work of Dr. King,...

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DavenFund to give $10,000 to employees for professional development, software, equipment and more

DavenFund — a program offered to employees to provide funding for professional development, software, equipment or other resources — is entering its third year in 2019. The program is designed to help staff and faculty increase productivity and efficiency by funding requests ranging from $100 to $2,000. Previous recipients have used the funds for standing...

The first-year journey for a new student
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The first-year journey for a new student

How Davenport helps map a path for first-year student success Jodi Hicks, director of First Year Experience, becomes a familiar face to most new Panthers at Davenport University. Her role is vital in coordinating a smooth transition into college for first-year students. “I connect students with each other, campus resources, staff and faculty, and sometimes...

Great Lakes Bay Campus’ Bill Gagliardi recognized for bringing together business and education
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Great Lakes Bay Campus’ Bill Gagliardi recognized for bringing together business and education

Bill Gagliardi, the director of the Great Lakes Bay Campus in Midland, was awarded the J. Kermit Campbell Partnership for Education Award from the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce in early February. The J. Kermit Campbell Award is named in honor of an individual who believed that a cooperative relationship between business and education was...

Rachel Esterline Perkins joins DU as new Director of Communications
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Rachel Esterline Perkins joins DU as new Director of Communications

Rachel Esterline Perkins has joined Davenport University as Director of Communications, responsible for media relations, internal communications and social media. Perkins comes to DU from Central Michigan University, where she served as Associate Director of Communications and Social Media for more than four years. She also was an adjunct instructor in the Department of Journalism,...

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Davenport University appoints Gagliardi as executive director of Great Lakes Bay Campus

Davenport University recently appointed Bill Gagliardi as Executive Campus Director of its Midland Campus. In this role, Gagliardi will provide leadership to the campus faculty and staff, develop and implement the campus strategic plan in support of Davenport’s Vision, and build positive relations with students, the community, and strategic partners in the community, including community...

Al Gunther to retire
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Al Gunther to retire

Al Gunther, ITS Customer Support Specialist/Training Coordinator, will be retiring from Davenport after 19 years of dedicated service in the ITS department. His last day will be Sept. 8, 2017. Long known for his outstanding customer service, Gunther has received many accolades at DU, including two GREAT Customer Service awards. Most recently, he received the...

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