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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What people say about President Mantella and GVSU
“I look forward to partnering with incoming President Philomena Mantella to continue GVSU's legacy of helping our students access higher education, complete degrees, and prosper here in Michigan.”Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
“I feel that President Mantella is an awesome person, and will lead Grand Valley in the right direction.”Josue Garcia, GVSU student
January 24, 2020
GVSU students gathered for a design thinking workshop to reimagine the student experience.
January 13, 2020
The Laker Lifetime Learning Account was cited as a way to help lifelong learners.
January 07, 2020
Staff can assist students and residents with college and career exploration, and other resources.
December 09, 2019
Mantella detailed the Laker Lifetime Learning Commitment during her commencement address.
December 06, 2019
A.C. Grayling said studying the humanities helps students become thought leaders and entrepreneurs.