Division of Educational Innovation and School Services

The Division of Educational Innovation and School Services (DEISS) is at the intersection of K-12 and higher education. We build frictionless pathways to and through higher education for learners of all ages and interests. 

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students and their parents at an eighth grade promotion ceremony at Detroit Achievement Academy, seated in chairs

GVSU pathway program grows with new cohorts of Detroit eighth graders, their parents

More than 800 students participate in program that includes college-readiness workshops.

Jul 27, 2023

Students at College Prep Week get a tour of GVSU's Sustainable Farm Project.

College Prep Week offers look at college life for high school students

More than 100 high school students from GVSU-authorized charter schools across the state are spending this week living on the Allendale Campus as part of the Charter Schools Office's College Prep Week.

Jul 18, 2023

Student applies paint to a wooden fence at Muskegon State Park

GVSU-authorized charter school volunteers for park project

Students from GVSU-authorized Byron Center Charter School joined Michigan Cares for Tourism to spruce up Lake Macatawa Campground, Holland State Park, Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park and Muskegon State Park.

Apr 20, 2023

Jesse Bernal, chief of staff to the president and vice president for Inclusion and Equity, addresses the board of trustees

Board of Trustees approves campus Master Plan update

Plan envisions evolution of Pew, Allendale, Health campuses over next 5-10 years

Feb 24, 2023

Portrait of President Philomena V. Mantella

Grand Valley State president secured until 2029

Board of Trustees votes to keep President Philomena V. Mantella in her position until June 2029

Nov 4, 2022

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