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

Photo gallery: inauguration week events

About 80 people attended an alumni breakfast at the Eberhard Center November 14, honoring President Philomena V. Mantella as inauguration week activities continue.

Nov 14, 2019

Move-in begins August 19, President Mantella to participate in her first Convocation

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff members and alumni will help more than 6,000 new and returning students move to campus August 19-21. President Philomena V. Mantella will welcome students and their families as they move into residence halls across campus. Faculty and staff members will distribute ice cream throughout the week.

Aug 12, 2019

President Mantella discusses college access, value, affordability during MLive interview

During an interview with a reporter from the Grand Rapids Press, President Mantella discussed the value of higher education and opportunities to extend GVSU's prominence.

Jul 28, 2019

President Mantella commends affinity group leaders for their inclusion and equity work

President Philomena V. Mantella said the university is enriched by diversity and thanked members of the faculty and staff affinity groups for their hard work and dedication. 

Jul 26, 2019

President Mantella tells Rotary education is a lifetime value

President Philomena V. Mantella told members of the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids that universities have an obligation to go beyond providing a first job for students, saying education provides a lifetime value.

Jul 25, 2019