Presidential Initiatives

First LEADS graduates fit state initiative to have more residents with bachelor's degrees

18 students will earn bachelor's degrees in integrative studies at the conclusion of the winter semester.

Apr 22, 2021


Battle Creek seniors earn scholarships to GVSU through partnership with W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Nearly 20 seniors from Battle Creek Central High School received partial or full scholarships to attend Grand Valley in the Fall 2021 semester.

Apr 20, 2021


Innovation Fund proposal will accelerate open educational resources

The most recent proposal to the Innovation Fund will seek to expand University Librariesý publishing capacity for open educational resources, or OER. The Innovation Fund, one of President Philomena V. Mantella's initiatives to propel Grand Valley forward, will invest specifically in proposals that cover one of the five presidential priorities outlined by Mantella.

Apr 9, 2021


Agreement with HBCU creates pathway for students, helps diversify area workforce

Grand Valley signed an agreement with an HBCU in Georgia that will support students in a master's degree program in engineering/computing and help diversify the talent pipeline for West Michigan employers.

Apr 8, 2021


Getting back to 'We': Authors discuss lessons learned from history, potential for new American upswing

The virtual presentation was part of the final installment in the Presidential Roundtable series.

Apr 6, 2021


Final GVSU Presidential Roundtable: Bringing America together

The discussion will center on lessons learned from earlier challenging eras in U.S. history.

Mar 30, 2021


GVSU to open 'game-changing' immersive housing options in Grand Rapids

Four new housing options will open for first-year or transfer students at Grand Valley this fall, offering an immersive experience that puts them in the heart of Grand Rapids.

Mar 30, 2021



Next GVSU Presidential Roundtable to examine elections and the role of media

Two national reporters will join the university's four most recent presidents for the discussion.

Mar 18, 2021


Community members offer ideas for GVSU's future, creating best learning atmosphere as part of Reach Higher 2025 discussion

Participants especially emphasized the importance of experiential learning for student success.

Mar 16, 2021