University Development

GVSU mourns the death of longtime university supporter

Mary Ann Keeler, one of Grand Valley's founders and a longtime supporter of the university, died on January 14. She was 95.

Jan 19, 2021


GVPD breaks dress code to support students diagnosed with cancer

Officers at the Grand Valley Police Department follow a strict dress code, which, for the men, includes no beards. But, for the first time, officers are allowed to break this rule.

Dec 22, 2020


Support GVSU students by participating in Giving Tuesday

More than 500 people supported Grand Valley students during Giving Tuesday in 2019.

Nov 24, 2020


Members of GVSU Black sorority begin campaign for endowed scholarship

Members of a historically Black sorority are raising money to support students while ensuring their own legacy on campus.

Nov 18, 2020


Through 'Untold Stories,' GVSU will celebrate 60 years

GVSU turns 60 this year and the campus community will celebrate throughout the academic year by learning about the university's history from leaders and unsung heroes.

Oct 26, 2020


GVSU joins West Michigan to mourn death of Peter Secchia

Leaders at Grand Valley and in West Michigan are mourning the death of philanthropist Peter Secchia, who died October 21 at his home. He was 83.

Oct 21, 2020


Faculty, staff set 'gold standard' for university giving

Nearly 51 percent of employees have contributed to the Faculty/Staff Campaign, raising $806,404 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jul 16, 2020


GVSU joins West Michigan in mourning death of Seymour Padnos, engineering and science leader

Seymour K. Padnos, one of Grand Valley's top supporters and chair of Padnos Iron and Metal Company, died July 9. He was 99.

Jul 9, 2020


Construction on DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health to be completed on schedule

Due to COVID-19, contractors and subcontractors working on campus construction and renovation projects could not perform work for six to eight weeks, but a major project is scheduled to open on time.

Jun 19, 2020


GVSU names new chief digital officer

Grand Valley President Philomena V. Mantella has announced the selection of Milos Topic, Ph.D., as vice president and chief digital officer.

Jun 10, 2020