Frequently Asked Questions Addressing the President or Board

How can I reach the President about a question or concern?

President Mantella welcomes questions about the University and its operations.  You may email her at president@gvsu.edu and you will receive a response, usually within 72 hours.

 

How can I reach the Board of Trustees about a question or concern?

The Board welcomes questions about the University and the Board’s governance responsibilities.  You may email the Trustees at board@gvsu.edu and you will receive a response, usually within 72 hours. 

 

If I wish to address the Board of Trustees at a formal meeting, how do I make arrangements?

The Board welcomes Public Comment.  Complete the Request to Address the GVSU Board of Trustees online form. 

Click “submit” and this form automatically goes to the Board Secretary for processing.  The deadline to sign up is 5 days prior to a formal session of the Board.  You may also email or telephone the Office of the Board Secretary to initiate the process although the form will still be required.  The Secretary can be reached by email at board@gvsu.edu or by telephone at 616.331.2100.  Contact information is also displayed on the Board’s home page: www.gvsu.edu/boardoftrustees

 

How will I know when, where, and at what time I must be present to speak?

You will receive an email from the Board Secretary confirming your request to speak during the portion of the meeting reserved for Public Comment.  This reply will note the date, time, and location of the Board meeting. 

 

How much time will I have?

Up to 5 minutes.  

 

Will I be able to engage the Board in dialogue?

No.  Public Comment is designed to enable a speaker to address the Board.  If there is to be follow up, the speaker will be so advised.

 

Can I give my spot or part of my time to someone else?

No.