Grand Valley's Board of Trustees took a bold step toward launching a new college focused on computing and advanced technology.
The board voted on November 3 to move ahead with a plan to create the as-yet unnamed new college by elevating and expanding the School of Computing that is currently part of the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing into its own college by fall of 2024.
The move will create additional capacity for GVSU’s computing and engineering programs, enabling each program to reach the university’s goal of delivering three times as many graduates in high-tech disciplines over the next 10 years to help meet the needs of Michigan employers.
"This new college represents a visionary investment that will allow Grand Valley to stay at the forefront of technology and innovation by preparing students with future-ready skills that will drive both the local and state economies," said President Philomena V. Mantella. "At the same time, the Padnos College of Engineering can sharpen its focus on broadening the robust engineering programs, experiential learning and community partnerships that have long set our graduates apart."