About the Provost

Dr. Cheryl Brandsen, Provost, Calvin University

Dr. Cheryl Brandsen (PhD, sociology and social work, Michigan State University, 2001) is the eighth chief academic officer of Calvin University, a position she assumed in 2014. Provost Brandsen has served in various roles at her alma mater since 1989, including six years as an academic dean (2008–2014) and six years as department chair for the sociology and social work department (2002–2008). She has 25 years of experience in the classroom teaching sociology and social work courses, especially in her areas of scholarly work: gerontology, death and dying, and the ways in which Christian faith—particularly the Reformed tradition—shapes and informs policy regarding end-of-life care.

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Kevin Den Dulk

Kevin den Dulk

Associate Provost, Global Campus
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Arlene Hoogewerf

Arlene Hoogewerf

Academic Dean, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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Benita Wolters-Fredlund

Benita Wolters-Fredlund

Academic Dean; Arts, Languages, Humanities, and Social Sciences
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Laura DeHaan

Laura DeHaan

Dean for Academic Administration
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David Wunder

David Wunder

Dean for Faculty Development and Research Initiatives
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Todd Dornbos

Todd Dornbos

Associate Dean for Retention, Curriculum, and Planning
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Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim

Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
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Tom Steenwyk

Tom Steenwyk

Registrar and Director of Academic Advising
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Brian Bolt

Brian Bolt

Dean of Education
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David Malone

David Malone

Dean of the College and Seminary Library
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