Office of the President

Mantella op-ed: Colleges, universities need to provide better services for veterans

President Philomena V. Mantella called on colleges and universities to provide better support for veterans who enroll after leaving the military.

Oct 13, 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


Convocation speakers encourage students to find their communities, begin strong journeys

New and returning students were welcomed to the 2021-2022 academic year by Convocation speakers who also lent advice, gave messages of support and asked questions.

Aug 27, 2021


Former provost: personal interactions make GVSU unique

At a reception held in her honor, former Provost Maria Cimitile told her colleagues and friends their personal interactions with each other and with students is what makes Grand Valley unique.

Aug 26, 2021


New Pew Campus living-learning communities welcome first students

Students who moved into the new Living-Learning Communities on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus August 25 were exactly where they wanted to be: downtown.

Aug 25, 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


Mantella joins national alliance; signs letter to Congress urging help for immigrant students

President Mantella is a new steering committee member for the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.

Jul 19, 2021



REP4: National alliance of institutions, convened by GVSU, puts learners at the forefront of designing paths to transform education

The initiative, which addresses equity and access in education, was publicly launched on May 13.

May 13, 2021