Presidential Initiatives


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


New Pew Campus living-learning communities welcome first students

Students who moved into the new Living-Learning Communities on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus August 25 were exactly where they wanted to be: downtown.

Aug 25, 2021


Oliver Wilson Scholars set up for success after completing summer program

Nearly 60 incoming students have already completed their first six weeks of college by participating as Oliver Wilson Scholars, a program designed to support diverse students and set them up for success.

Aug 20, 2021


Mantella names four faculty members as Presidential Fellows

President Philomena V. Mantella named four faculty members as new Presidential Fellows to engage with university leadership on various initiatives.

Aug 9, 2021


High school students deliver pitches for improving higher education equity; now schools eye which ideas to activate

The national convening for REP4, which included 12 student presentations, was held August 5.

Aug 5, 2021


GVSU to host REP4 national event: Student leaders pitch ideas to change higher education, college leaders listen

The virtual event involving students from across the country is Aug. 5.

Aug 3, 2021