Becker Takes Helm at GVSU

This morning, Grand Valley State University announced the hiring of their sixth Director of Athletics, Keri Becker. Becker was hired following a nationwide search led by Turnkey.

Becker, GVSU’s current Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Grand Valley State, takes over perhaps the nation’s top DII athletics program – the Lakers have won NACDA’s DII Directors’ Cup an incredible ten times since 2004.

“We are thrilled that Keri will have the opportunity to lead our athletic department and continue to work with our athletic programs,” said Jim Bachmeier, the University’s Vice President for Finance and Administration, in a recent release. “She has worked closely with [outgoing AD] Tim Selgo and has proven she’s dedicated to our student-athletes and the Grand Valley State tradition of excellence in athletics and in the classroom.”

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