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Office of the Provost - Contact Us

Cheryl Brandsen

Professor of Sociology
(616) 526-6102
Spoelhof Center 383

Cheryl Brandsen, Provost

Heidi Rienstra

Executive Assistant and Office Manager
(616) 526-8604
Spoelhof Center 383F

Heidi Rienstra

Academic Deans


Stan Haan

Dean for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Education, and Kinesiology
Professor of Physics
(616) 526-6442

Spoelhof Center 325

Stan Haan

Elizabeth Vander Lei

Dean for the Arts, Languages, and Social Sciences and Contextual Disciplines
Professor of English
(616) 526-6203

Spoelhof Center 383C

Elizabeth Vander Lei

Program Deans


Penny Dykstra-Pruim

Associate Dean for Inclusion and Diversity
Associate Professor of German
Spoelhof Center 384

Penny Dykstra-Pruim

Gail Gunst Heffner

Director of Community Engagement
(616) 526-6940
Spoelhof Center 329

Gail Heffner

Will Katerberg

Associate Dean for Programs and Partnerships
Professor of History
(616) 526-7322
Spoelhof Center 331

Will Katerberg

Michael Stob

Dean for Academic Administration
Professor of Mathematics
(616) 526-7114
Spoelhof Center 323

Michael J. Stob

Matthew Walhout

Dean for Research & Scholarship
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
(616) 526-6869
Spoelhof Center 327

Matt Walhout

Support Staff


Assistant to Academic Deans

(616) 526-6263
Spoelhof Center 383B


Kristi Vanderkam

Program Coordinator for Budget and Staffing
(616) 526-6103
Spoelhof Center 383A

Betsy Jacobsen

Administrative Assistant
(616) 526-6871
Spoelhof Center 383A

Betsy Jacobsen

Steve Kline

Administrative Assistant for Governance and Communication
(616) 526-7501
Spoelhof Center 383B

Steve Kline

Contact us

Office of the Provost
Calvin College
William Spoelhof Center 383
1820 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4450

(616) 526-6102
(616) 526-6503 FAX