|Arend Donselaar Lubbers|
Lubbers in 2014
July 23, 1931 |
|Education||AB, Hope College, 1953
AM, Rutgers University, 1956
|Employer||1969-2001, President of Grand Valley State University
1960-1969, President of Central College (Iowa)
|Board member of||Grand Bank
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute of Environmental Research and Education
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Porter Hills Foundation
West Michigan Sports Commission
|Spouse(s)||m. Eunice L. Mayo, June 19, 1953 (div.)
m. Nancy Vanderpol, December 21, 1968
|Children||with Eunice: Arend Donselaar, John Irwin Darrow, Mary Elizabeth
with Nancy: Robert Andrew, Caroline Jayne
|Parent(s)||Irwin Jacob and Margaret (Van Donselaar) Lubbers|
|Awards||Golden Plate Award, 1962
Golden-Emblem Order of Merit, Polish Peoples Republic, 1988
Trustee's Award for Community Leadership, Aquinas College, 1998
Lifetime Achievement Award, Economic Club of Grand Rapids, 2001
named 1 of top 100 young men in U.S., Life (magazine), 1962.
LittD, Central College, 1977
DSc, University of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, 1987
LHD, Hope College, 1988
DSc, Akademia Ekonomiczna, Krakow, Poland, 1989
DSc, University of Kingston, England, 1995
LittD, Grand Valley State University
LittD, Olivet College, 2008.
Arts Building at Central College named after Lubbers and his father
Arend Donselaar "Don" Lubbers (born July 23, 1931) was president of Grand Valley State University (and predecessor Grand Valley State College) from 1969 to 2001. He was the second president of Grand Valley, serving after James Zumberge and before Mark Murray. He currently holds the title of President Emeritus. Most of the university's growth came during his tenure.
He taught at Wittenberg University .
Grand Valley State University
Lubbers became president of what was then Grand Valley State College at the age of 37, making him one of the nation's youngest university presidents.
The university expanded from a small cluster of colleges to Michigan's fastest growing university.
When he retired in 2001, Lubbers was the longest serving state university leader in the country.
|President of Grand Valley State University