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Cultural Intelligence

Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, is a globally recognized way of assessing and improving effectiveness in culturally diverse situations. It’s rooted in rigorous, academic research conducted across more than 100 countries.

At Hope, CQ helps us better live into our Christian aspirations of being faithful, welcoming and transformational. It’s another way of contributing to our mission of educating students for global citizenship.

We invite individuals and teams at Hope to join us on our CQ journey!

CQ Interest Form

CQ-Certified Trainers at Hope
  • Zoe Abadi – Philanthropy & Engagement
  • Habeeb Awad – Center for Global Engagement
  • Courtney Brewster – Philanthropy & Engagement
  • Mark Brice – Student Development/Res Life
  • Kenneth Brown – Chemistry
  • Henry Chen – Public Safety
  • Sara Dorer – Title IX & Compliance, Human Resources
  • Caroline Dykstra – Athletics
  • Amy Freehafer – Boerigter Center
  • Kim Frey – Human Resources
  • Angelique Gaddy – Admissions
  • Lyonel LaGrone – Title IX & Compliance
  • Richard Perez – Theater
  • Jeff Puckett – VP Philanthropy & Engagement
  • Phillip Rivera – Biology
  • Theo Robert – Physical Plant
  • Elizabeth Sanford – Chemistry
  • Amber Tejeda – President's Office, Culture and Inclusive Excellence
  • Sonja Trent-Brown – President's Office, VP Culture and Inclusive Excellence
  • Scott VanderStoep – Dean for Social Science Division
  • Bonnie VanderWal – Student Development/CAPS
  • Margo Walters – Center Diversity & Inclusion
  • Paul Willard – Public Affairs & Marketing
  • Jevon Willis – Center Diversity & Inclusion
  • Mandy Zawila – Bookstore
Recognizing Our Hope CQ Colleagues
  • Zoe Abadi – Philanthropy & Engagement
  • Habeeb Awad – Center for Global Engagement
  • Eddy Aleman – Board of Trustees
  • Abby Bartlett – President’s Office
  • Virginia Beard – Board of Trustees
  • Steve Boerigter – Board of Trustees
  • Courtney Brewster – Philanthropy & Engagement
  • Mark Brice – Student Development/Res Life
  • Kenneth Brown – Chemistry
  • Vicki Brunn – Board of Trustees
  • Tom Bylsma – Chief Financial Officer
  • Llena Chavis – Sociology and Social Work, Board of Trustees
  • Henry Chen – Public Safety
  • Shonn Colbrunn – Boerigter Center
  • Doug Conant – Board of Trustees
  • Carol De Jong – Registrar's Office
  • Sara Dorer – Title IX & Compliance, Human Resources
  • Karl Droppers – Board of Trustees
  • Caroline Dykstra – Athletics
  • Amy Freehafer – Boerigter Center
  • Kim Frey – Human Resources
  • Richard Frost – Dean of Students
  • Angelique Gaddy – Admissions
  • Sandra Gaddy – Board of Trustees
  • Brian Gibbs – Board of Trustees
  • Tommy Gordon – Board of Trustees
  • Gerald Griffin – Provost
  • Nathan Hart – Board of Trustees
  • Kelly Jacobsma – Library
  • Trygve Johnson – Campus Ministries
  • Lyonel LaGrone – Title IX & Compliance
  • Tim Long – Board of Trustees
  • James McFarlin – Board of Trustees
  • Meg Miller Willit – Board of Trustees
  • Andrew Ohm – Board of Trustees
  • Laura Paredes – Board of Trustees
  • David Paul – Board of Trustees
  • Richard Perez – Theater
  • Jonathan Peterson – Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Mike Pitsenberger – Board of Trustees
  • Jeff Puckett – Philanthropy & Engagement
  • Mary Remenschneider – Philanthropy & Engagement
  • Phillip Rivera – Biology
  • Theo Robert – Physical Plant
  • Elizabeth Sanford – Chemistry
  • Leslie Schoon-Monday – Board of Trustees
  • Tim Schoonveld – Kinesiology Department
  • Matt Scogin – President, Hope College
  • Eugene Sutton – Board of Trustees
  • Amber Tejeda – President's Office, Culture and Inclusive Excellence
  • Sonja Trent-Brown – President's Office, Culture and Inclusive Excellence
  • Mark Van Genderen – Board of Trustees
  • Carol VanAndel – Board of Trustees
  • Tim VandeBunte – Board of Trustees
  • Bill Vanderbilt – President’s Office
  • Scott VanderStoep – Dean for Social Science Division
  • Bonnie VanderWal – Student Development/CAPS
  • Sandra Visser – Philosophy Department
  • Margo Walters – Center Diversity & Inclusion
  • Paul Willard – Public Affairs & Marketing
  • Jevon Willis – Center Diversity & Inclusion
  • Matt Wixson – Board of Trustees
  • Mandy Zawila – Bookstore
Articles & Resources
CQ in Our Lives

The description of CQ in the opening paragraph is borrowed with permission from the Cultural Intelligence Center.

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