Laurie Chesley, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Grand Rapids Community College

Dr. Chesley brings ten years of administrative leadership experience to this role, having served in a variety of positions, including Dean of Humanities at Montgomery County Community College, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Ferris State University, and Interim Dean for Learning at Northwestern Michigan College.

Dr. Chesley earned her doctorate in English from the University of Notre Dame. She is active with the Higher Learning Commission's Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) as a systems portfolio appraiser, an annual update reviewer, and a quality check-up consultant.