Meet President Mantella
Philomena V. Mantella began her tenure as the president of Grand Valley State University on July 1, 2019. Mantella is one of higher education’s leading entrepreneurs. She is a recognized leader in strategic thinking, market dynamics, and innovation in the way education is delivered. Her innovative drive comes from more than 30 years in higher education administration.
“We must build a growth mindset that is consistent with our long view of stewardship and the urgency of today's conditions and we must activate our full community. We must, as GVSU has done so many times in its history, continue to flex, adapt, and lead the change. I would not have made a life-altering move if I didn't have every confidence that we, not me, but we, together, have the potential to set the path, set the pace and the conditions to excel.”Philomena V. Mantella
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President Mantella sets bold agenda
Grand Valley is a Triple Threat
What people say about President Mantella and GVSU
“Dr. Mantella is the right person to take over the helm as president of Grand Valley at this time. I am impressed by her academic background in college and university administration and in particular her vast experience in enrollment management and student life. Together with my faculty colleagues, we are excited and looking forward to working with her as we positively impact the lives of our students.”Felix Ngassa, Chair of the University Academic Senate
“She introduced herself to me and my entire tour group! She was very nice and welcoming!”Kelsea McConnell, admissions tour guide
December 06, 2019
A.C. Grayling said studying the humanities helps students become thought leaders and entrepreneurs.
December 04, 2019
The meetings were centered around the university's essence and its future opportunities.
November 15, 2019
The Laker Lifetime Learning Account is available to alumni to use for continuing education.
November 14, 2019
Photos from student scholarship presentations, university historical exhibition and celebrations.
November 13, 2019
Leaders from across the country discussed how to transform education models to better serve students