Office of the President

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


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