Presidential Initiatives

Mantella, student leaders discuss getting back to normal after COVID during WJR radio interview

Getting back to a normal college experience after COVID-19 and expanding Grand Valley's downtown presence were among topics discussed by students and university leaders during the WJR 2021 College Tour radio program with Guy Gordon.

Oct 26, 2021


GVSU announces gift to transform lives of talented first-generation students

President Philomena V. Mantella announced a gift to create a scholarship program designed to give access and a full-ride scholarship to underserved students who participate in a unique summer program and national pitch event.

Oct 20, 2021


Seventh campus climate survey will open in mid-November

Students, faculty and staff members will be invited to participate in Grand Valley's seventh campus climate survey when it is operational from November 17-December 1.

Oct 14, 2021


Mantella op-ed: Colleges, universities need to provide better services for veterans

President Philomena V. Mantella called on colleges and universities to provide better support for veterans who enroll after leaving the military.

Oct 13, 2021


Enrollment in accelerated degree program increases by more than 70 percent

Enrollment in a unique, accelerated degree completion program for adult learners rose 72 percent over last year.

Oct 12, 2021



GVSU again earns national recognition for committing to diversity, inclusion

This marks the fourth time GVSU has earned the HEED Award, also receiving it in 2020, 2019 and 2012.

Sep 21, 2021


GVSU leaders sign second agreement in HBCU pipeline program

GVSU leaders signed a second agreement with a Historically Black College/University, giving students at Saint Augustine's University in North Carolina opportunities to earn master's degrees in advanced computing or engineering fields in as little as five years.

Sep 20, 2021


GVSU sees increase in first-year and diverse students

Campus leaders said efforts to show students the quality and personal attention they will receive at GVSU are working.

Sep 13, 2021


GVSU receives federal grant to increase number of Kent, Muskegon county residents with college degrees, help fill talent gap

Grand Valley received a new $1.2 million federal grant to help increase the number of adults in Kent and Muskegon counties who pursue post-secondary education or vocational training.

Aug 31, 2021