Office of the President

Retired faculty, trailblazing women's coach dies

Joan Boand, retired faculty member and longtime Laker coach, died January 21 at her home. She was 88.

Jan 27, 2022


Gift from former trustee supports students from HBCU/HSI Pipeline and Michigan

Former Grand Valley Board of Trustees member William "Bill" Pickard has initiated two funds designed to support students and help diversity West Michigan's talent pool.

Jan 20, 2022


GVSU expands tuition-free program to all qualified Michigan students

Grand Valley leaders have expanded a tuition-free program that opens its doors to any qualified Michigan student who wants to enroll at the university.

Jan 18, 2022


MLK week opens with call from keynote speaker to continue 'watering seeds planted by King'

The daughter of a man whose life intersected with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. opened Grand Valley's commemoration week events by saying the two men "planted the seeds we are still watering and nurturing today."

Jan 17, 2022


Grand Valley celebrates the life of Lena Meijer

Grand Valley and West Michigan are remembering Lena Meijer, who died on January 15. She was 102.

Jan 16, 2022


Winter Semester health, safety update announced

President Philomena V. Mantella said Grand Valley will resume face-to-face instruction when the Winter Semester begins.

Jan 5, 2022


GVSU mourns death of university's first provost

Grand Valley mourns the December 30 death of Glenn A. Niemeyer, the universityýs first provost. He was 87.

Dec 31, 2021


GVSU remembers philanthropist and supporter Esther Padnos

Grand Valley State University joins West Michigan in mourning the death of Esther Padnos, who died December 19.

Dec 22, 2021


GVSU names new director of Title IX office

Kevin Carmody currently serves as civil rights and Title IX coordinator at Alma College, a position he has held since 2018.

Dec 7, 2021


GVSU honors veterans, announces new initiatives

Students, faculty and staff members who served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard were honored November 11 at the Eleventh Annual Veterans Day Breakfast, hosted by President Philomena V. Mantella.

Nov 11, 2021