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West Mich. higher ed sees major recent leadership turnover
West Michigan colleges and universities saw significant leadership turnover during the spring, bringing in a new crop of presidents as workforce development proves crucial during a widespread talent crunch.
Aquinas names Alicia Córdoba as school’s new president
GRAND RAPIDS — Aquinas College has named Alicia Córdoba as its ninth president in the school’s 146-year history.
NCAA rule change brings newfound revenue streams for student-athletes
Keith Mitchell recalled a time during his football playing days at the University of Michigan when he and other players volunteered at a football camp in the Detroit area. The coach hosting the camp charged hundreds of dollars per participant and drew a crowd of roughly a thousand.
West Michigan Sports Commission documents 2020 decline in sports tourism, though officials are optimistic
West Michigan experienced a 54.5-percent drop in sports events during the pandemic last year, which led to a 76.1-percent decrease in visitor spending compared to a banner 2019, according to a new report.
Steelcase Foundation president announces retirement, organization seeks new leader
The Steelcase Foundation is launching a search for a new president after president Julie Ridenour announced plans to retire at the end of the year.
Higher ed transitions to online courses amid coronavirus pandemic
Colleges and universities from coast to coast are moving rapidly to close campuses and transition to virtual classrooms in lieu of face-to-face meetings as the spread of COVID-19 has transformed into a global pandemic.
Q&A: Frank Doria, Association for Fundraising Professionals
Nonprofits have to compete for attention with the plethora of communications that possible donors get on a daily basis, whether in their mailboxes or on their smartphone screens. That’s causing the industry to adapt and shift in new ways to remain top of mind with their intended audiences.
GVSU’s Johnson Center to study how nonprofits approach diversity, equity
GRAND RAPIDS — If people of color continue to be underrepresented in Michigan’s philanthropic and nonprofit sector, industry leaders fear the funding, programs and services they provide might fail to reach people who most need it.
Pathways to careers: Initiative to improve access for people of color to health care jobs
GRAND RAPIDS — Creating a level playing field for people of color in Michigan who want to pursue careers in the health care sector will lay the foundation for their success and the state’s future economic growth.
From Boardroom to Classroom: Execs-turned-educators bring practical knowledge to students
A handful of West Michigan executives find that practical business experience can carry over from the boardroom to the classroom.
Tech-savvy students drive higher ed to teach in new ways
As Millennials graduate from college and consider advanced degrees, West Michigan universities realize they need to integrate technology into course delivery and cater to a generation that grew up in the digital age.
AMP Lab @WMU leverages partnerships to address talent shortage
GRAND RAPIDS — With the new AMP Lab @WMU that’s set to open this fall, Western Michigan University wants to leverage public- and private-sector partnerships to help local manufacturers innovate and access talent.
Liberal arts colleges establish engineering programs through partnerships
As demand for engineering talent continues to intensify, some West Michigan liberal arts colleges are partnering with larger state-funded institutions to add niche programs to their curricula.
Colleges leverage apprenticeship model for medical careers
Amid growing demand for health care talent, the partners behind a medical assistant apprenticeship program now look to expand the model to other in-demand areas.