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CA M P US NE WS REPRESENTING GRAND VALLEY How do you represent Grand Valley? Send a photo of yourself sporting Laker gear to gvmagazine@gvsu.edu or upload it to www.gvsu.edu/ gvmagazine and it may be seen in a future publication. Pictured are James Marshall, '71, and his physical therapist Carmen Hirsch, '14, at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Nebraska; and Megan Cowan, '03 and '10, with her daughters on a mission trip to Malawi, Africa. CAMPUS CHATTER Lakers go to the Great Wall. Posted by @laurmullins on July 14, 2015. 4 Fall '15 Selgo set to step down as Grand Valley athletic director next year Tim W. Selgo, who has led Laker athletics for two decades, will step down following this academic year. Selgo was appointed athletic director in 1996 and put his own stamp of leadership on varsity athletics. A promoter of a well-rounded athletic department, Selgo has been a key figure in the Lakers' rise to the top of NCAA Division II athletics. Grand Valley has finished among the top two in the Learfield Sports/NACDA Directors' Cup standings for 14 consecutive years, including 10 titles; the university has also won 17 straight Presidents' Cup titles as tops in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. "The past 20 years have been a wonderful professional experience, more than any one individual could hope for," Selgo said. "I have had the privilege of working at a great university with very talented and hard-working people who care about students. That combination leads to success and this university is certainly one of the greatest success stories in the history of higher education in this country." A respected leader in college athletics, Selgo will spend this year as the president of NACDA. He previously served as chair of the NCAA Management Council, the top post in Division II athletics, following a stint on the NCAA DII Management Council. Selgo has been named the NACDA Division II AD of the Year three times. "Tim's leadership as athletic director is evident in the myriad of accomplishments made by our student Tim Selgo, athletic director, speaks to reporters during a news conference in August. photo by David Chrenko athletes and our teams over these past two decades," said President Thomas J. Haas. "Ten Directors' Cup titles during his time is the ultimate testimony. I will miss his passion for student athletes and how he was able to create the environment for success through hiring great coaches, creating the sports complex, and most importantly stressing and achieving student success in the classroom." Selgo has been a key figure in the development and enhancement of the athletic facilities and programs at Grand Valley. Lubbers Stadium was renovated in 2011, adding seats to increase capacity to 10,444, and installing a new fieldturf artificial surface. An outdoor track and field/lacrosse stadium opened in 2011, and the Kelly Family Sports Center opened in 2008. The Laker softball team began play on its new field in 2008 and the Laker baseball field added stadium seating in 2010. The GVSU Football Center has been expanded since Selgo's arrival, lights were installed at Lubbers Stadium and the Rob Odejewski Weight Room was built in honor of the late assistant athletic director. A native of Pettisville, Ohio, Selgo was inducted into the Toledo Athletic Hall of Fame in February of 2001 and will be inducted into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2015. http://www.gvsu.edu/gvmagazine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2015 Fall Grand Valley Magazine

Campus News
Scientific symbiosis
Focal Point
Seidman College expanding EMBA
Sailing at 1/12th scale
Same song, different verse
Q&A Lynn 'Chick' Blue
Off the path
International Education

2015 Fall Grand Valley Magazine