Gretchen Van Valen

Gretchen has lived in the Midwest all her life, but has visited many states including Alaska, California, Florida, and New York. She graduated with an Associate Degree in Human Resources and Business Administration and a Marketing Certificate from Western Technical College. Previously, she worked in the television studio, marketing, finance, and regulatory areas of a telecommunications company and in a bookstore. 

Gretchen’s role with ISSS is to ensure that the processes of the office run smoothly. She also hires and manages most of the student worker staff.  She enjoys getting the opportunity to meet and chat with students when they come to visit the office. 

In her free time, she likes catching a movie, cooking, playing volleyball, hanging out with her husband and dogs, and puttering in her flower and vegetable gardens.