President Philomena V. Mantella announced the university has appointed Jennifer Hall-Jones as Grand Valley’s first vice president for Student Affairs. Hall-Jones is currently the interim vice president for Student Affairs at Ohio University.
Hall-Jones was chosen from a national pool of candidates and was one of the four candidates who visited campus for public interviews in November. Mantella said Hall-Jones rose to the top because of her deep experience in student affairs and her proven focus on students’ well-being.
“Jenny has extensive experience working at all levels of student affairs,” Mantella said. “She has risen through the ranks at her current university, which gives her incredible depth. She is committed to inclusion and is an advocate for students, in keeping with our mission. Jenny is the ideal person to position our Student Affairs division to handle the challenges and complexities of campus life today and into the future."