Office of the President

Reach Higher 2025 hits milepost with draft Values, Mission and Vision for university

An April 26 update outlined the process so far and invited reflection on the proposed language.

Apr 26, 2021


A message from President Philomena V. Mantella

President Philomena V. Mantella said GVSU will continue to use education and advocacy to create change and will prioritize criminal justice reform.

Apr 20, 2021


Final GVSU Presidential Roundtable: Bringing America together

The discussion will center on lessons learned from earlier challenging eras in U.S. history.

Mar 30, 2021


Next GVSU Presidential Roundtable to examine elections and the role of media

Two national reporters will join the university's four most recent presidents for the discussion.

Mar 18, 2021


Virtual and in-person celebrations planned for GVSU's class of 2021

GVSU's 2021 graduates have two ways to celebrate this year: A virtual commencement along with an in-person opportunity the next day to cross a stage and have their picture taken.

Mar 8, 2021


No return to normal: Panelists say education needs to better serve students when COVID-19 is over

Panelists at a virtual event who discussed the impact of COVID-19 on education agreed that when pandemic mitigation strategies are lifted a "return to normal" will not be the best-case scenario for many K-12 or college students.

Mar 5, 2021


Health Forum panelists to discuss pandemic's impact on education

President Philomena V. Mantella will join other panelists at the next Health Forum of West Michigan event to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on K-12 and higher education.

Mar 2, 2021


Reach Higher 2025 huddle participants urged to dream big while considering strategies for GVSU's future

Leaders held the huddle to gather input as the strategic plan enters a new phase.

Mar 1, 2021


Students, faculty and staff discuss campus environment and priorities in Reach Higher 2025 huddle

Grand Valley students joined faculty and staff members to share ideas for the university's future. A new strategic plan will emerge from these Reach Higher 2025 huddles and will run from 2022 through 2025.

Feb 25, 2021


Despite insurrection, Constitution "worked" during January 6 armed attack on Capitol

Despite a strong challenge in the face of an armed insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the U.S. Constitution worked, and ultimately resulted in the peaceful transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next, said Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center.

Feb 24, 2021