College of Community and Public Service

GRPD police chief named to police standards commission

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne, '86, was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to a commission that sets training, licensing and professional standards for law enforcement agencies.

Aug 17, 2020


GVSU Master of Health Administration becomes the second graduate program in Michigan to earn national health care management accreditation

Grand Valley's Master of Health Administration, offered through the College of Community and Public Service, has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Aug 4, 2020


A message from President Philomena V. Mantella

President Philomena V. Mantella sent a message to the campus community June 17, 2020, addressing racial and social injustice.

Jun 17, 2020


Regional strategies work best during times of disaster, GVSU researcher says

Davia Downey, associate professor of public, nonprofit and health administration, said responding to public health disasters, like COVID-19, is particularly difficult.

May 11, 2020


HTM professor leads hospitality industry virtual education conference in response to COVID-19

The virtual education conference will feature hospitality and event industry leaders from around the world, who will provide resources for professionals and redefine the effectiveness of the industry's future. 

Apr 20, 2020


Standardized Patient Program goes virtual, provides students with telehealth experience

Grand Valley's Standardized Patient Program has launched a virtual component that allows students in the College of Health Professions, Kirkhof College of Nursing and School of Social Work to continue to gain clinical experience.

Apr 3, 2020


Academy of Hospitality & Tourism wins governor's award

The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids has been recognized by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for innovation and collaboration.

Mar 2, 2020


Students who participate in ROTC now receiving course credits

Grand Valley students who participate in ROTC will now receive course credit for their time and commitment.

Dec 16, 2019


Social work professor initiates social justice book club

It was an innocent question from her 3-year-old son that prompted Paola Leon, associate professor of social work, to start a children's book club that focuses on social justice topics.

Dec 13, 2019


GVSU ranks seventh nationally for study abroad

During the previous reporting year, Grand Valley was ranked No. 11 among master's degree-granting institutions. Mark Schaub, interim dean of Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, credited the increase in participation to faculty members who lead programs.

Dec 9, 2019