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2 Jan 2014

Van Andel Education Institute welcomes Dr. James Bultman to Board of Trustees

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Grand Rapids, Mich. (Jan. 2, 2014) – Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI), the science education arm of Van Andel Institute, is proud to announce that Dr. James Bultman has been appointed to its Board of Trustees.

Dr. Bultman served as the eleventh president of Hope College from 1999-2013. During his tenure as president, Hope College experienced an increase in enrollment and multiple facilities enhancements. He has an extensive background in higher education and is a respected community leader.

“Dr. Bultman’s experience and expertise will be valuable to the future of VAEI,” said Dr. Steven Triezenberg, Director of Van Andel Education Institute. “We look forward to his contributions on the Board of Trustees.”

Van Andel Education Institute is dedicated to strengthening science education and preparing and motivating individuals to pursue science-related professions through providing hands-on, inquiry-based learning opportunities. VAEI programs are designed for students at all stages of the educational system, from elementary through graduate school, and for teachers and educators through professional development training.

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About Van Andel Institute

Established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996, Van Andel Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to preserving, enhancing and expanding the frontiers of medical science, and to achieving excellence in education by probing fundamental issues of education and the learning process. This is accomplished through the work of more than 200 researchers in more than 20 on-site laboratories and in collaborative partnerships that span the globe. 

Find out more about Van Andel Institute by visiting www.vai.org 100% to Research, Discovery & Hope®.