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Dr. Bill Pink is Grand Rapids Community College’s 10th president, replacing Dr. Steven Ender who retired in May. Pink has been with GRCC since 2015, having served as the college’s vice president and dean of workforce development. Prior to GRCC, Pink was vice president of academic affairs at Oklahoma State University. An educator for 25 years, Pink’s background includes an associate degree from York College in Nebraska, a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian University, a master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. Pink spoke with MiBiz about the need for GRCC to stay relevant for employers and how the college is designing courses to make that a reality.

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West Michigan educators and at least one business group say the Trump administration’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program already is leading to anxiety and uncertainty.

Published in Economic Development

While West Michigan’s affordable housing crisis may pale in comparison to situations in other larger metro areas, disparate groups are taking a hands-on approach to the problem.

Published in Commercial Real Estate
Monday, 21 November 2016 10:34

GRCC board names college’s 10th president

Grand Rapids Community College has today named Bill Pink as the college’s next president.

Published in In the News

A $6 million federal grant will pay for Grand Rapids Community College to train more health care workers.

Published in In the News

One of Grand Rapids’ newest breweries will open on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College this academic year.

Published in In the News

Despite ongoing concerns about a talent gap, employment in West Michigan’s construction industry continues to rise. 

Published in Manufacturing

GRAND RAPIDS — A statewide coalition of community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College, is vying for federal grant dollars that would provide free tuition for students in key advanced manufacturing programs. 

Published in Manufacturing

Grand Rapids Community Foundation is expanding its Challenge Scholars program to include every graduating student at Union High School.

Published in In the News
Friday, 18 March 2016 10:11

GRCC President to retire in 2017

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) will be on the hunt for a new president in 2017 as its current president, Steve Ender prepares for retirement.

Published in In the News
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