Academic Affairs  

Request for the Provost of Aquinas College

This form has been provided to help coordinate appearances, speeches and other requests of Provost Gilda Gely.  Your request MUST be submitted online using the form below.
Please keep in mind that the Provost’s schedule is very demanding and is subject to change at any time in the event of emergencies or important College business.  If such situations affect the Provost’s attendance at your event, a member of the Provost’s staff will contact you, and when possible, we send an alternate representative. In the event of any changes to your event (e.g. date, agenda), we ask that you contact our office immediately.

Please Read Carefully: You must submit your request four weeks in advance of your event and be an Aquinas College student, faculty or staff member.  If you have questions concerning this information, please contact our office at (616) 632-2151. Thank you for your cooperation. 


Note: The fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Information for the Provost
Your Name (first & last):*
Your E-Mail Address (include*
Name of Event:*
Sponsoring Organization:*
Date of Event:*
Event Start and End Time:*
Preferred time frame of attendance for the Provost:*
Can Dr. Gely bring a guest?* Yes No
Event Location:*
Event Address:*
Contact Person:*
Contact Person’s Office Phone:*
Contact Person’s Cell Phone:*
Contact Person’s Email Address:*
Attire (Select one): Business Professional
Business Casual
Black Tie
AQ Themed
Estimated Attendance:*
Attendee Profile (Please check all that apply): Students
Business and Community Leaders
AQ Alumni
AQ Employees
AQ Retirees
Who will greet the Provost upon arrival? (first & last name)
Cell phone number of person greeting the Provost:
Who will introduce the Provost at event? (first & last name)
Information About the Event
Nature of Event:
Event Sponsor(s):
VIPs in attendance:* Yes No   If yes, please list VIPs:
Are remarks requested? Yes No
Non-speaking role? Yes No   Other:
Topics Provost should address:
Event Theme:
Special interest or concerns to be addressed:
Length of remarks/time allotted:
Will there be other speakers? Yes No
Will you need the Provost’s biography for this event? Yes No
Will you need the Provost’s photo for this event? Yes No

If, for any reason, the Provost is unable to speak on the
requested date, will you accept an alternate speaker?

Yes No
Any other important details?
What type of microphone/equipment will be used?

Is there a podium/lectern with light?

Yes No
As a reminder, you must submit your request four weeks in advance of your event.  If you have questions concerning this form, please contact our office at (616) 632-2151.  Thank you for your cooperation.


After completing this online form, please email, fax or send the following to our office as soon as possible:
  • Specific driving directions from AQ to your event OR if on campus, the building location of the event.
  • Parking information for the Provost.
  • An event agenda (Working agenda is acceptable; however, please forward the final version as soon as it becomes available).
  • Any news release or articles produced by your event organizers.
  • Suggested talking points, background information or speech guidelines.
  • Scripts or teleprompter information, if applicable.
  • Include/send invitation to event.

Materials should be sent to You can also fax the materials to (616) 732-4432 or mail them to:

Office of the Provost
Aquinas College
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
If you have any questions, please contact our office at (616) 632-2151.
You will be notified by the Provost’s Office when this request has been reviewed and processed.
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