Leaders at Grand Valley State University and in West Michigan are celebrating the life of Christos T. Panopoulos, a Grand Valley University Foundation director. He died April 5 at age 86.
Panopoulos, who served on the GVU Foundation for more than two decades, was a longtime supporter of the university along with his wife, Joan. Their generosity with scholarships at Grand Valley has made a difference for countless students over the years.
“Foundation directors like Chris have been instrumental in our ability to help engage students with our community and fill the ever-changing need for talent. Chris was particularly mindful of his role as a connector between the university and West Michigan, and was always there to help when we needed him,” said President Philomena V. Mantella.