Office of the President

President Mantella envisions Grand Valley as leader in returning adult education

If Michigan hopes to retain its pool of workforce talent and encourage economic growth, it will need a new approach, President Philomena V. Mantella told legislators on March 17 in Lansing.

Mar 18, 2022


Two years later: Silver linings found, light at end of pandemic tunnel

This week marks the anniversary in 2020 when most students moved out of their campus living centers, classes were held remotely and only essential staff came to work.

Mar 14, 2022


GVSU selected by Amazon as educational partner for Career Choice program

GVSU has been selected as an educational partner for Amazon's Career Choice program, providing Amazon's hourly employees access to degree programs and certificates.

Mar 3, 2022


Mantella: Increase investment in educated workforce

President Mantella wrote a commentary published in Bridge, saying Michigan must invest in public education to attract new jobs and win in the new economy.

Feb 25, 2022


GVSU sets direction for future

The university's Board of Trustees voted to approve the Reach Higher 2025 strategic plan.

Feb 18, 2022


Fireside Chat panel: Engage with students to promote active learning

President Philomena V. Mantella led a Fireside Chat with a panel of faculty and staff members, discussing how educators can open dialogue with students to foster relationships and promote equity.

Feb 15, 2022


GVSU appoints new chief academic officer

President Philomena V. Mantella announced the appointment of Fatma Mili as the next provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs of the university.

Feb 15, 2022


GVSU ranks among country's best employers on Forbes list

Grand Valley has been ranked as one of the country's Best Employers for 2022, according to Forbes.

Feb 10, 2022


Campus community mourns death of Bea Idema

The Grand Valley and West Michigan communities are celebrating the life of devoted philanthropist Beatrice "Bea" Idema, who died on February 3.

Feb 4, 2022


Retired faculty, trailblazing women's coach dies

Joan Boand, retired faculty member and longtime Laker coach, died January 27 at her home. She was 88.

Jan 27, 2022