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Davenport University Appoints Carol Van Andel as New Trustee
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Davenport University Appoints Carol Van Andel as New Trustee

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.,  – Davenport University is pleased to announce that community leader and philanthropist Carol Van Andel will join its Board of Trustees, effective March 2013.  Carol serves as Executive Director of the David and Carol Van Andel Foundation and has provided leadership and support to dozens of regional and national organizations focused on education, the arts and wellness.

“We are excited to have a leader of Carol Van Andel’s caliber join Davenport’s Board of Trustees,” said Tracy Graham, Chair of the Davenport University Board of Trustees. “Her passion for education and for the state of Michigan makes her an ideal candidate to serve in this capacity, and I look forward to the many contributions she will make in her new role.”

“The addition of Carol further enhances an exceptional group already serving as trustees,” said Dr. Richard Pappas, President of Davenport University. “Just last spring we honored Carol and her husband David with DU’s highest honor, the Peter C. Cook Excellence in

Business Award, which recognizes exceptional leadership and service to the community. We’re excited Carol will now apply those attributes to help guide this University toward its ambitious Vision for higher education.”

Carol Van Andel is a member of the Van Andel Education Institute Advisory Council and the Michigan Colleges Foundation. She also is a Board Member for Grand Action, the Public Museum of Grand Rapids Friends Foundation, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and Bethany Christian Services, and is a Past President and Board Member for the Ada Christian School Education Foundation, Opera Grand Rapids and numerous other organizations.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Hope College.  Residing in Ada, Mich., Van Andel and her husband Dave have four sons.

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