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Create Great Community: Latina Connect
Join us on January 26 to learn how to create realistic goals. Dr. Gilda Gely, Provost of Davenport University, will be our keynote speaker and will help us recognize and learn to manage situations that influence and affect our willpower. We can’t wait to see you! don’t miss it!
Acompáñanos este 26 de enero para aprender a crear metas objetivas. La Dra. Gilda Gely, rectora de Davenport University, será nuestra invitada especial y nos ayudará a reconocer y manejar las situaciones que influyen y afectan nuestra fuerza de voluntad. ¡Te esperamos! ¡no faltes!
Latina Connect meets our Latina business professionals and community members where they are. Presented in Spanish, this program works to support Latinas in making new connections and growing as leaders.
Thursday, January 26
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Chamber
Members: $30 / Non-Members: $45
Meet the Speaker
Gilda Gisela Gely, PhD | Provost and Executive Vice President for Academics, Davenport University
Gilda Gisela Gely, PhD serves as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academics at Davenport University since 2019. She has an extensive career in higher education. Prior to joining DU, Dr. Gely served as Provost Cambridge College in Boston, MA. She also served as executive vice president and provost at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and as provost and executive vice president at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). Additionally, Dr. Gely served as interim dean of academic affairs at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao and has held positions as the vice chancellor and director of the languages department at the Universidad del Este, Carolina in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Gely has also held numerous leadership roles within the community, including sitting on the board of the Grand Rapids Public Museum, the Board of Art and Museum Commissioners for the City of Grand Rapids, WMCAT, and the World Affairs Council. Her many accolades include being awarded the Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership Award by the Michigan ACE Network in 2011.
Dr. Gely is from Puerto Rico, and she earned her doctorate in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s in Spanish from Middlebury College, and a bachelor’s in broadcasting and Spanish from Kansas State University.
Interested in sponsoring this event in 2023? Please contact Yadira Garza-Malone to learn more.