Name: Elizabeth Russell

Title:  GVSU Detroit Center Coordinator

Company/Employer: Grand Valley State University


I am the Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center Coordinator where I oversee and manage the daily operations of the Center, connect with local businesses to offer facility usage in the building, assist with event setups, and provide building tours to guests.


I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Communication and Psychology and earned a graduate degree in Communications from GVSU.

What You Should Know:

  • Focused on strategic communications, emphasizing strategic planning and marketing.
  • Creative soul expressed through event design, management, and planning.
  • Interior decorator/designer in the making
  • Mission-driven by community outreach and service

AWC Focus:

I heard about AWC by searching local communication groups. Through this organization I hope to stay current in my communication skills (specifically writing, grammar, and strategic communications), career mentorship, and simply connecting with other like-minded women. I would like to be involved by joining a marketing, event planning, program, and/or membership committee. I also hope to find the best way to publish two children’s books I authored.