Category: Staff

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...

Josh Isaak Receives PMO Team Member Award
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Josh Isaak Receives PMO Team Member Award

The Project Management Office rewarded Josh Isaak, Senior Internet Systems Architect, the PMO Team Member Award for his hard work on the DU Homepage Redesign Project! Josh’s hard work and drive helped see the project through despite a tight timeline and limited resources. His focus and attention to detail helped create results that all could...

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Davenport University appoints two to leadership roles

Davenport University has appointed Patty Brechbiel as Dean for the College of Urban Education and Christopher Marx as University Registrar. Both had already been serving in these roles on an interim basis. “We are pleased to be able to promote two remarkable, long-term leaders who have contributed to the success of Davenport University for nearly...

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Davenport University appoints new vice president of information technology and CIO

Davenport University has appointed Ben Williams as its new Vice President of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer. Williams has been with Davenport for 13 years, serving in a variety of Information Technology roles.  For the past year, Williams has co-led the IT division on an interim basis. “Ben demonstrated strong leadership over the past...

Staff Spotlight: Celia Allen-Hames, Head Cheer Coach
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Staff Spotlight: Celia Allen-Hames, Head Cheer Coach

Celia Allen-Hames is the Head Cheerleading Coach for the NCA Competitive team, Stunt Competitive team, NAIA Competitive team and the Sideline team. While Celia coaches and leads all of these teams, she can find areas that are very rewarding. “I love the relationships I make with athletes … every athlete that I have had the...

New Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communications Appointed
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New Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communications Appointed

After a thorough national search, Davenport University appointed Debra Cooper as the new Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Cooper has been with Spectrum Health and subsidiary Priority Health for the past 12 years, leading marketing, digital marketing and enterprise customer relationship management functions in a variety of executive roles. When she joins Davenport...

Distinguished Staff Member Barb Huston to Retire
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Distinguished Staff Member Barb Huston to Retire

Barb Huston, Director of Academic Services Online and Traverse City Campus, will retire this March ending a 32-year career at Davenport. She started as an Administrative Assistant for Student Services and served in a number of roles throughout the years including Director of Housing, Academic Coordinator and Advisor. The 2013 recipient of Davenport’s prestigious Tyrus...

New Football Coach Hired
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New Football Coach Hired

The extensive search for a new head football coach for Davenport attracted over 100 applicants, including some of the most successful and accomplished coaches in collegiate football. In the end, the search was narrowed down to a small group of highly qualified coaches and were honored to meet with each of them. The Search Committee...

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