Articles by Mary Eilleen Lyon

GVSU president named one of Crain's most influential women in Michigan

Mantella was chosen for her leadership role at a major university and because GVSU has expanded and grown in prominence under her leadership.

Nov 8, 2021


GVSU announces gift to transform lives of talented first-generation students

President Philomena V. Mantella announced a gift to create a scholarship program designed to give access and a full-ride scholarship to underserved students who participate in a unique summer program and national pitch event.

Oct 20, 2021


GVSU health and safety plan update

In an email to the campus community, President Philomena V. Mantella said the Laker health and safety plan for Fall semester continues to be successful.

Sep 29, 2021


GVSU sees increase in first-year and diverse students

Campus leaders said efforts to show students the quality and personal attention they will receive at GVSU are working.

Sep 13, 2021


GVSU announces Fall 2021 campus safety plan

Vaccinations will be required for all students and employees by September 30, 2021.

Aug 6, 2021


Search committee set for new vice president for Student Affairs division

Twelve members of the Grand Valley State University community have been appointed to the search committee to fill the newly created vice president for Student Affairs position.

Jul 26, 2021


Grand Valley boosts financial aid, designates more than $2 million to support students affected by pandemic

Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees approved a $5.4 million increase in financial aid, an 8 percent increase over last year.

Jun 25, 2021


Cimitile: University provost says time for a change

President Philomena V. Mantella informed the campus community that Provost and Executive Vice President Maria Cimitile has decided to step down from the position she has held for the last four years and chart a new course for her future at Grand Valley.

Jun 25, 2021


GVSU testifies before House subcommittee

President Philomena V. Mantella led a team that appeared before the higher education appropriations subcommittee.

Mar 11, 2021


GVSU expands reach in K-12 schools, announces idea accelerator

President Philomena V. Mantella introduced a new accelerator for K-12 students and showcased the success of a virtual tutoring program at the university's February 26 Board of Trustees meeting.

Feb 26, 2021