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Balanced Scorecard now presented visually

The Davenport University Balanced Scorecard is now presented in a visual format in WebFocus Managed Reporting. The Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are represented through gauges and charts which have drill-down reports.

The Balanced Scorecard is used to measure DU’s progress toward its vision. The BSC measures represent DU’s Five Focus Areas: Academic and Student Success, Operational Excellence, Workforce Engagement, Community Involvement, & Financial Viability. 

Discovering opportunity

The Discovery Issue

Republished from DU Review – Summer 2017

Porntida (Mai) Yansomboon ’14, brings a wealth of personal knowledge and experience to her job at the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington D.C.

“I grew up in a business savvy family,” says Yansomboon, a Thai citizen who lived in Grand Rapids before attending Davenport. “My family imported tractors and equipment from Thailand.

Holland Campus participates in United Way Day of Caring

Despite temperatures hitting record highs near 90, Davenport University employees at the Holland Campus tackled an afternoon of outdoor work in their community for the annual Greater Ottawa County United Way Day of Caring at the end of September.

Co-author of “X: A Novel” to speak at DU

Award-winning author Kekla Magoon will speak at Davenport University about “X: A Novel” — a book she co-authored with Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X — at noon Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Lettinga Auditorium located within the Sneden Center.

New mentorship program inspires students and alumni

Ann Vidro presents to students and alumniMore than 40 students, alumni mentors, sponsors and special guests attended Davenport University’s inaugural Alumni Mentor Kick-Off Reception at the W.A. Lettinga Campus during the last week of September.

The event ― sponsored by Consumers Credit Union ― allowed students and mentors to meet, socialize and set goals for the year.

Ann Vidro, Keynote Speaker and Alumni Board Member, spoke on the importance of setting goals.

DU welcomed six new employees in September

Davenport University welcomed six new employees in September:

September GREAT Recognition recipients

Congratulations to the Davenport University employees who were recognized in September for their GREAT customer service.

Join Davenport for its Homecoming weekend festivities

Football team runs onto the fieldDavenport University’s Homecoming festivities kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, with the Alumni Awards Ceremony. The Alumni Association will honor six outstanding alumni for their professional and personal achievements.

Before the Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 14, DU faculty and staff can join alumni at the Alumni Homecoming Tailgate. The event features lunch, giveaways and tailgate games. Tailgate opens at 11 a.m.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, the DU Panthers will face off against the McKendree University Bearcats.

Lansing students engage with DU’s resources at fair

Students interact with staffLansing Campus staff and faculty teamed up to present this year’s Student Services Fair in late September. The annual event, “Start, Stay, and Succeed,”  is an effort to help students learn about campus resources that can make the difference in their success at DU.

Students received a “passport” and “map” to various displays from 12 campus departments ranging from Admissions and Advising to Testing and Tutoring Services.

Escape the zombies and maneuver obstacles at the Spirit Rock Quad

30 Thursdays presents Zombie Run 2017Student Life will host a Zombie Run at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, as part of 30 Thursdays.

The run — which will begin at the Spirit Rock Quad at the W.A. Lettinga campus in Grand Rapids — will feature obstacles for the runners to overcome while trying to escape the zombies.

To sign up as a runner or a zombie, visit the Center for Campus Life by 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.

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