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President Mantella tours campuses during first week

  • A photo collage shows Mantella looking at an engineering project, touring the Farmer's Market, meeting faculty and staff and students.
  • President Mantella greets a member of the campus community in a study area in the DeVos Center.
  • President Mantella greets a member of the campus community.
  • President Mantella listens to information about the Steelcase Library in the DeVos Center.
  • President Mantella toured the Pew Grand Rapids campus on July 2.
  • President Mantella looks at construction on the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health being built on the Medical Mile.
  • President Mantella greets a member of the campus community.
  • President Mantella tours the new Hosford Football Center on the Allendale campus.
  • President Mantella is greeted by a group of employees.
  • President Mantella toured the Farmer's Market.
  • President Mantella is shown a blood pressure screening at the Farmer's Market.

Posted on July 03, 2019

Grand Valley's fifth president, Philomena V. Mantella, has spent the first few days in her new role meeting with students, faculty and staff, and community leaders. 

Mantella assumed her new role July 1, and has toured facilities and buildings on both the Allendale and Pew Grand Rapids campuses. She has also had meetings with representatives from Student Senate, as well as local elected officials. 

On Wednesday, Mantella took time from a productive week of onboarding to explore the Grand Valley Farmer's Market, a summer favorite on campus.

Mantella said her welcome to campus has been wonderful.

"This has been an amazing first week," Mantella said. "I am inspired, energized, and it already feels like home. Thank you to all of the GVSU community for a warm welcome!"