University Development

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


Laker Effect campaign raises record $130M for scholarships, student support, academic programs and facilities

Grand Valley leaders announced a record conclusion to the Laker Effect campaign, which raised $130 million for students, the most successful campaign in the university's history.

Jun 3, 2020


Mantella: Community partnerships crucial as GVSU focuses on sustaining learning experiences for students

Community members were invited to hear about Grand Valley's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 12, 2020



GVSU plans for face-to-face learning this fall, says President Mantella in town hall meeting

Nearly 1,200 new Lakers and their parents attended a virtual Laker town hall meeting May 1 to learn how Grand Valley is preparing for the fall 2020 semester.

May 1, 2020


Special video, photo tribute created to thank GVSU essential workers

Grand Valley's critical employees continue to keep campus moving forward through the COVID-19 pandemic. While most faculty and staff members are working from home, a core team of critical employees from various departments remains on campus.

Apr 30, 2020


The Beckering Family Carillon Tower will turn blue to thank critical workers

The Beckering Family Carillon Tower on Grand Valley's Pew Grand Rapids Campus will turn blue from May 1-15 to thank critical workers for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 29, 2020