Karen DeVries

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Karen DeVries
Administrative Assistant II
(269) 387-8205
240W-C Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5456
Mailing address: 
Office of the Vice President for Research
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5456 USA

Karen has served as administrative assistant II in OVPR since 2017. She helps facilitate office functions along with website maintenance. Her skills in organization and process management were mainly acquired through persistence and self-education. 

Prior to OVPR Karen worked at WMU as a grant administrative associate and budgetary assistant. She also manages the office and finances of a construction firm. Her care for her community is displayed with service experiences over many years on financial boards, coaching with personal finances, working with youth and caring for children.