Davenport names Ken Fortier as Alumni Board Chair

(Grand Rapids, January 24, 2022) –  Davenport University announced that Ken Fortier will serve as Chair of the Alumni Board of Directors. In this role, he will lead the board of directors to collectively develop engagement of past, present, and prospective Davenport University students. 

Ken Fortier is the vice president of business development for the West Michigan division of Hylant. He also served as founder & CEO of the Grand Rapids-based information services firm Quantum Leap Communications from 2003 until 2013, when he sold his business. In 2012, Ken authored a book, “NetPlus Connections,” which reflected on his years as a business owner and his passion for developing authentic relationships.

Fortier graduated from Davenport University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

“We are grateful to have Ken’s leadership on the alumni board,” said Rachel Render, executive vice president of advancement for Davenport University. “Davenport’s mission is to prepare and transform students to achieve the highest level of academic performance, leading them to excel and advance in their chosen fields. With Ken’s guidance and skills in networking, I look forward to the connections and value we can offer Davenport.” 

About Davenport University:

Founded in 1866, Davenport is a private, non-profit university serving students at campuses across Michigan and online. The university is committed to providing high academic quality, small class sizes, conveniently located campuses, faculty with real-world experience, and more than 60 dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs addressing in-demand careers in business, technology, health, and urban education. Learn more at www.davenport.edu.


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