Office of the President

President Mantella, student leaders discuss effects of COVID-19, adult learning, student voting on WJR College Tour radio program

The importance of student voting, adult learning opportunities and navigating COVID-19 on campus were just a few topics discussed by students and university leaders on the WJR College Tour 2020 radio program with Guy Gordon.

Oct 27, 2020


Through 'Untold Stories,' GVSU will celebrate 60 years

GVSU turns 60 this year and the campus community will celebrate throughout the academic year by learning about the university's history from leaders and unsung heroes.

Oct 26, 2020


GVSU joins West Michigan to mourn death of Peter Secchia

Leaders at Grand Valley and in West Michigan are mourning the death of philanthropist Peter Secchia, who died October 21 at his home. He was 83.

Oct 21, 2020


Annual César Chávez commemoration transitions to three days of virtual events

The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez will host a 20th Anniversary Gala with virtual opportunities spread over three days.

Oct 16, 2020


"Staying Safe" order to lift, Lakers encouraged to stay strong and continue safety protocols

The "Staying Safe" order, issued two weeks ago by the Ottawa County Department of Public Health (OCDPH), expires at midnight October 16; public health officials said they will not issue another formal order. OCDPH officials recognized the efforts of Grand Valley students, faculty and staff that have resulted in a decrease in COVID-19 positive test results, noting that testing, wearing face coverings, distancing and hand washing are measures that are working.

Oct 16, 2020


GVSU community members march in solidarity for Black lives

More than 100 GVSU students, faculty and staff members marched through the Allendale Campus in solidarity for racial equality.

Oct 9, 2020


Mantella op-ed: Fight for in-person classes crucial for all learners

President Mantella wrote higher education's battle to maintain face-to-face learning, while following all public health guidance, is a struggle worth fighting for, especially if it improves success for those who have to fight just to gain access to our doors.

Sep 27, 2020


A message from President Philomena V. Mantella

President Philomena V. Mantella sent a message to the campus community on September 25, 2020, about a racial Zoom incident.

Sep 25, 2020


Mantella reappoints two faculty members as Presidential Fellows

Chasity Bailey-Fakhoury, associate professor of Educational Foundations, has been reappointed as the Presidential Fellow for Strategy Development and Outreach. Aaron Lowen, professor of economics and finance department chair, has been reappointed as the Presidential Fellow for Enterprise Learning & Development.

Sep 23, 2020


Mantella elevates learners as consultants to the university

The Learner Engagement Challenge connected high school and GVSU students to reimagine the future of learning.

Sep 23, 2020