Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Education

  • PH.D., Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University (2012)
  • M.ED., College Student Affairs, Azusa Pacific University (2003)
  • B.A., Psychology, Cornerstone University (1999)

Shannon Pothoven

  • Director of Student Success

Faculty Positions

  • Traditional Undergrad Academics - Center for Academic Success

Education

  • PH.D., Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University (2012)
  • M.ED., College Student Affairs, Azusa Pacific University (2003)
  • B.A., Psychology, Cornerstone University (1999)

Shannon Pothoven discovered a passion for college students and higher education while a student at Cornerstone University. After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1999), she pursued a career in higher education while working to complete a M.Ed in College Student Affairs (2003) and a Ph.D. in Higher Education (2015).

Shannon’s work in admissions, residence life and academic advising, as well as her studies, prepared her to return to Cornerstone in 2011. She currently serves as the director of student success. In her role, she enjoys interacting with students regularly and supporting them as they learn how to be successful students and capitalize on their time here while they prepare for their future vocations.

“Serving at CU matters to me because I believe in the value of education and also in the value of a college degree. I want students to see the necessity of lifelong learning to stay relevant in our changing world and to benefit from the planning, persistence and problem solving that is necessary to complete a college degree.”

Hobbies

  • SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY
  • READING
  • SHOPPING
  • ATTENDING THE THEATRE

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.