We are proud of our highly regarded community-engaged programs.

Through our community engagements, the College of Community and Public Service creates a dynamic learning environment for our students and empowers our community partners with quality research and data. Our accomplished faculty offers a wide range of expertise, including criminal justice, health administration, hospitality, human welfare, nonprofit management, public service, philanthropy, social justice, and tourism. Our Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy shapes usable knowledge for nonprofits, foundations, and others seeking to transform their communities for the public good.

We call ourselves an engaged College because we take the skills and talents of our faculty and staff and we work on projects in the community. We help to be a voice. We see ourselves as a college and a university, but we are part of the community and not separate from the community.  - Dean George Grant, Jr.
August 2016, WGVU Morning Show


Spotlights

Associate Dean Stansbie Goes to China

Dr. Stansbie attended the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) Conference in Hangzhou, China.

CCPS Faculty and Staff Service Awards

GVSU Faculty and Staff Service Awards for CCPS Faculty and Staff

Alumnus named top newsmaker

Julius Suchy (BS '06, MPA '08), city manager of Sparta, was named by the Grand Rapids Business Journal as the 2016 Economic Development Newsmaker of the Year.

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GVNow News

Johnson Center, SPNHA host second-largest international research conference

December 15, 2017

Grand Valley hosted the second-largest ARNOVA conference in the 46-year history of the event.

Photos: Grand Valley celebrates new graduates at commencement

December 09, 2017

More than 1,100 students participated in commencement December 9.

United Way campaign sees increase from 2016

December 06, 2017

Grand Valley's United Way campaign raised more than $165,000 for area nonprofits.

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Events

CCPS Dean's Office Closed for Holiday Break

December 25, 2017 All Day

Closed December 25 - January 2

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