Our Future

Ariel shot of Allendale Campus - Reach Higher 2025

Reach Higher 2025

Strategically advancing the university in bold new directions. Guided by our shared values, Lakers Reach Higher together to ensure continued academic excellence, service to our students and community, and organizational accountability.

Large group of students celebrating and dancing - Diversity Commitment

DEI Commitment

Commitments to social and racial justice include a campuswide network of advisors to ensure Black voices are elevated to the highest level of engagement with all university senior leaders.

Student standing proudly during commencement - Designing Education for 21st Century

Designing Education for the 21st Century

Collective avenues to accelerate new innovative educational practices essential for our future. The REP4 alliance takes this work nationwide to impact an exponential number of current and future learners.

Small group of Continuing Education students review class notes - Commitments to our Community

Commitments to our Communities

Commitments to help make a Grand Valley education accessible to more students than ever for both new and continuing learners.

84 %
of recent graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees
25
years in a row Grand Valley was named one of America's best college buys
22,406
students from all 50 states and 67 countries
141
degrees, certificates and badges

GVNext News

Student Body President Faith Kidd and Grand Valley President Philomena Mantella address attendees

Faculty, staff, recognized at first Presidents' Ball since 2020

"The Night Time Stands Still" attracts more than 3,500 Lakers to DeVos Place.

Jan 30, 2023

A person seated at a table gestures while talking.

Community members join GVSU leaders to reimagine ways to measure achievement in education

They gathered on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus for the NextEd Credential Design Sprint.

Jan 13, 2023

Jill Wolfe with her service dog in a social media post announcing the Advisor of the Year award

Military and Veteran Resource director wins national Advisor of the Year honor

Jill Hinton Wolfe received the honor from Student Veterans of America in Orlando last week

Jan 10, 2023

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