Russell J. Bloem

Vice President for Enrollment Management, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Became Trustee

Reformed Church in America

Career Summary
Russell Bloem is vice president for enrollment management at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this role, Russ is responsible for undergraduate student recruiting, admissions, and financial aid at this 4,000-student Christian liberal arts institution.

Prior to joining Calvin, Russ spent over 30 years working in the pharmaceutical industry, beginning as a research chemist with Parke-Davis in 1977. Over the course of this career, he held a wide range of business development, marketing, sales, and general management positions in the United States and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He retired as Senior Vice President of US Pharmaceutical Operations for Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2009.

Russ holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Calvin College (1975), a Master of Science in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Michigan (1977), and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Michigan (1983).

Current Organizations
Board member Creative Dining Services
Past Organizations
Elder Redeemer Lutheran Church (M.S.), Evansville, Indiana
The Union Church of Manila
The Tokyo Union Church
Board member Young Life, Singapore
Worldwide Christian Schools
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