Presidential Initiatives

Campus survey results used to inform policies; survey opens November 17

Students, faculty and staff members will be invited to participate in the seventh campus climate survey to report their perception and experiences of what it's like to live, learn and work at Grand Valley.

Nov 10, 2021


Student veterans find wide range of support at GVSU

Student veteran Mathias Mapes-Pearson said being part of the Laker Vets community at Grand Valley helped him acclimate to college life and tap into many crucial resources.

Nov 8, 2021


Students from HBCU learn more about GVSU's graduate programs during campus tour

Students from Saint Augustine's University in North Carolina visited campus November 1-2 to learn more about Grand Valley master's degree programs in engineering and computer science.

Nov 2, 2021


Fireside Chat presenter: Creativity can help leaders, change workforce culture

MIT lecturer Dr. Aithan Shapira visited with President Philomena V. Mantella and interim Provost Chris Plouff for the president's Fireside Chat discussion, focusing on creativity amongst leaders and the workforce.

Oct 27, 2021


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