Michelle Gibbs

Director of Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute
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Michelle Gibbs started working at Hope College in November 2014 as the director for the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute. The Sustainability Institute was developed by Hope, the City of Holland and Holland Board of Public Works to support outreach, education and practices geared toward creating a more sustainable community.


  • B.S., zoology with a specialization in environmental studies, Michigan State University, 2007
  • Currently working on masters degree in sustainable management through the University of Wisconsin

Professional experience

Before moving to Holland, Michelle worked at Lakeshore Technical College in Wisconsin as the next generation energy coordinator. Prior to that, she worked as an environmental scientist for an environmental consulting company. She also worked for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality while in college.

Awards and recognition

  • 2014 Volunteer of the Year with the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council's (MACC) Watershed Project

Why I love Hope

Michelle feels blessed to have the opportunity to work for Hope. She says everyone here is friendly, helpful and working together to create a better world. She also believes the staff at Hope truly care about the students and Holland.

Outside the college

Michelle loves spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors.

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Michelle Gibbs

Phone Number616.395.6811

Schaap Science Center 2061 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605