Articles by Mary Eilleen Lyon

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


Butcher and Loth retiring in June

President Philomena V. Mantella has announced the June retirements of Vice President and General Counsel Tom Butcher, and Vice President for University Development Karen Loth. She called them both builders of today's Grand Valley State University.

Jan 26, 2021


Mantella, 3 other GVSU presidents condemn violence in Washington, will host roundtable for campus community

President Philomena V. Mantella and the other three living GVSU presidents react to the violence in Washington and introduce a Presidential Roundtable series.

Jan 13, 2021


A message from President Philomena V. Mantella

No matter where we as Americans fall on the political spectrum, we must condemn the violence that shook our nationýs capital and our personal psyches.

Jan 7, 2021


Governor appoints two attorneys, alumnae to GVSU Board of Trustees

Noreen K. Myers, an attorney in private practice from East Grand Rapids, and Mikyia S. Aaron, a labor attorney from Detroit, may live in different regions of the state, but they are both GVSU alumni who say they have a passion for Lakers and the universityýs future.

Dec 28, 2020


GVSU sets agenda for new strategic plan, passes budget

President Philomena V. Mantella outlined the Reach Higher 2025 strategy development process and timeline.

Nov 6, 2020


GVSU boosts financial aid by 13%, plans for fall

President Mantella outlined preparations during the June 22 Board of Trustees meeting.

Jun 22, 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


GVSU names new chief digital officer

Grand Valley President Philomena V. Mantella has announced the selection of Milos Topic, Ph.D., as vice president and chief digital officer.

Jun 10, 2020


GVSU holds historic virtual Board of Trustees meeting

The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees held its April 24 meeting virtually because of the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order in Michigan.

Apr 24, 2020