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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


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


First Presidential Roundtable to address January 6 Capitol attack, Constitutional issues

Grand Valley State University's four most recent presidents will gather February 24 to host a roundtable discussion regarding the U.S. Constitution and the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Feb 10, 2021


Open learning expert urges GV leadership to "tiptoe into to the future" after COVID disruption

COVID-19 has proved a formidable force in disrupting traditional education systems since March of 2020, but Sanjay Sarma, vice president for open learning at MIT, said the pandemic leaves room for growth for higher education.

Feb 2, 2021


A message from President Philomena V. Mantella

No matter where we as Americans fall on the political spectrum, we must condemn the violence that shook our nationýs capital and our personal psyches.

Jan 7, 2021


Mantella op-ed: Fight for in-person classes crucial for all learners

President Mantella wrote higher education's battle to maintain face-to-face learning, while following all public health guidance, is a struggle worth fighting for, especially if it improves success for those who have to fight just to gain access to our doors.

Sep 27, 2020


President Mantella featured on national higher education podcast

President Philomena V. Mantella was the featured guest on The EdUp Experience, a national podcast that features higher education administrators and experts across the country.

Jul 16, 2020


Mantella marks one year as president of GVSU

When Philomena V. Mantella began her tenure on July 1, 2019, as Grand Valley's fifth president, she established a dynamic vision and energized the Grand Valley community to shape the university as a leader in the future of education.

Jul 1, 2020


Spectrum Health moves beds, equipment into CHS as contingency during COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer toured the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences March 26, as it could become an alternative care site for Spectrum Health if needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 26, 2020


Mantella presents feedback from fall semester Grand Huddles

President Philomena V. Mantella presented feedback from the Grand Huddle series December 4 in the Kirkhof Center before an audience of about 200 participants.

Dec 4, 2019