GVSU Board of Trustees honors David Hooker for 8 years of service

Feb 8, 2019

  

After eight years of service on the Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees, David Hooker, was honored for service, which included serving as chair of the board and chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee.

Hooker, is the president and CEO of Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

"It was an honor and privilege to serve this institution for eight years," said Hooker in a statement released by the University. "The board members and others in this room are truly exceptional people dedicated to student success, and I'll always treasure the opportunity to be a part of it."

Grand Valley State University has a long relationship with the Hooker family as Hooker continued the legacy of service to Grand Valley started by his parents, Robert and Judith Hooker, who also served as members of the board. The Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center on the Allendale Campus was named in honor of them, as well as Earl and Donnalee Holton, to recognize their service to the university.

"David was steadfast in his commitment to the governance of Grand Valley," said Mary Kramer, chair of the Board of Trustees. "His insistence upon academic quality, founded in the liberal arts, reflects his belief in providing students with the best possible educational experience."