Thomas J. Haas has been president of Grand Valley State University for 10 years!

Grand Valley’s fourth president is so appreciated by students, they’ve given him the affectionate nickname T. Haas. He has shown his obvious love for students by getting to know as many as he can personally, and T. Haas has created countless memories that will be cherished by the GVSU community.

Events took place to celebrate, including the T. Haas 10 City Tour. Additionally, The Tom and Marcia Haas Power of 10 Endowed Scholarship was created and is being supported by students and alumni who want to give back to their favorite university president. 

Don’t forget to sign the Memory Book and leave T. Haas a congratulatory message!  

T. Haas Trivia

"My mentor was Father Robert Gannon, who taught me when I was in high school. I also consider Dr. Diether H. Haenicke, former president of Western Michigan University, as my mentor."

Share Your Memory

Kelly D Love 1

I remember during a tailgate we were playing cornhole and out of no where this guy grabs the bag out of my hand.. it was T. Haas. Appreciate all you do for the GV community!

Erin B Love 4

Thanks T-Haas for always coming to student events and supporting the students of Grand Valley University. Most of my friends who talk to who go to other colleges don't even know their president, and...

Melanie M Love 1

My boyfriend, now husband, and I were at the first home game in Fall 2008. T. Haas joined the already crowded student section and cheered along with the rest of us. Before leaving, he made sure to...

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