Photo Gallery: President-elect Mantella tours GVSU campuses

President-elect Mantella pictured with the GVSU Women's Basketball team.
President-elect Mantella pictured with the GVSU Women's Basketball team.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojo
President-elect Mantella touring the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.
President-elect Mantella touring the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojo
President-elect Mantella meeting students in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.
President-elect Mantella meeting students in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojo
President-elect Mantella met students across the Allendale Campus on January 23.
President-elect Mantella met students across the Allendale Campus on January 23.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojo
President-elect Mantella pictured taking a selfie with a student while riding The Rapid campus connector.
President-elect Mantella pictured taking a selfie with a student while riding The Rapid campus connector.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojo
President-elect Mantella visiting with engineering students.
President-elect Mantella visiting with engineering students.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojo
President-elect Mantella visiting with students in a classroom.
President-elect Mantella visiting with students in a classroom.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojo
President-elect Mantella purchasing her first Laker gear at the Laker Store on the Allendale Campus.
President-elect Mantella purchasing her first Laker gear at the Laker Store on the Allendale Campus.
Image Credit: Amanda Pitts
President-elect Mantella meeting Louie the Laker for the first time.
President-elect Mantella meeting Louie the Laker for the first time.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojo
President-elect Mantella visiting with University Development staff members.
President-elect Mantella visiting with University Development staff members.
Image Credit: Valerie Wojo
President-elect Mantella meeting students in the Honors College.
President-elect Mantella meeting students in the Frederik Meijer Honors College.
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President-elect Mantella meeting University Communications staff.
President-elect Mantella meeting University Communications staff.
Image Credit: Amanda Pitts
President-elect Mantella visiting with Lynn "Chick" Blue, vice president for Enrollment Development.
President-elect Mantella visiting with Lynn "Chick" Blue, vice president for Enrollment Development.
Image Credit: Amanda Pitts

One day after being elected the fifth, and first woman, president of Grand Valley State University, Philomena V. Mantella spent the day touring campus buildings meeting students, faculty, staff members and even Louie the Laker.

Tour stops included the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, University Development, John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering, Disability Support Resources, the Fieldhouse, and various classrooms and administrative offices. She also met students while riding The Rapid campus connector and bought her first round of Laker gear in the Laker Store.

The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Mantella to the presidency during a special board meeting held on the Allendale Campus January 22. She will begin her duties July 1. Read the full story here.