The Pride Center will welcome Scott Burden as its first assistant director this coming July, according to an email from Chelsea Fullerton, the center’s director.
Burden has spent the past two years at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where he served as a graduate assistant at the school’s Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center. He graduated from the university’s College Student Affairs Leadership program in 2016.
The email recognized Burden’s recent winning of the Niemeyer Award and 2016 Outstanding Student Award for the master’s of education degree in the higher education. The former is the “highest award for achievement” given by the university, Fullerton wrote.
This follows the announcement of the departure of Kim Ketterer, the Pride Center coordinator, who is leaving the center at the end of the semester after working there for six years.