Strategic Partners Council
The mission of the Calvin College CS Department’s Strategic Partners Council is threefold:
Help Calvin’s CS department improve the representation of under-represented groups
— especially women — in departmental programs.
Help Calvin CS juniors and seniors prepare for life after Calvin through
mock interviews, internships, field trips, and other experiences.
Help Calvin’s CS department by regularly reviewing the educational objectives of the department’s academic programs.
The council meets quarterly to pursue this mission, and has recently launched The 50 Percent Initiative, a program to address the shortage of technical talent and increase gender diversity in the technology sector, starting with Calvin's CS department.
The council consists of individuals selected from the various professional
constituencies that the department serves.
The current members of the council are the following individuals:
- Nora Bouchard, Bouchard Executive Coaching
- Tod Elzinga, BluJay Solutions
- Kim Grimm, Spectrum Health
- Jesse Hill, Atomic Object
- John Hauck,
- Diane Kurant, Gordon Food Service
- Mark Lardieri,
- Traci Mercero,
- Angela Nahikian, Steelcase
- Brian Ryckbost, Collective Idea
- Mark Van Holstyn,
- Jim VanderMey,
Open Systems Technologies
- Krischa Winright,
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
We thank you for your service!