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
“Many university community members shared their hopes for a new leader, and we are confident that Philomena Mantella will be an outstanding president.”John Kennedy, Honorary Life Member, GVSU Board of Trustees
“I've met the president at a few of my campus jobs, and every time she seemed genuinely interested in asking what I was planning on doing with my future. So excited to see where she goes!”Jess Holstege, GVSU student
October 14, 2019
An executive search firm will assist in recruiting efforts to replace retiring Vice President Blue.
October 03, 2019
President Mantella and university leaders will lace up their shoes for a campus walk October 4.
October 01, 2019
GVSU has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research and Evaluation.
September 27, 2019
Campus Sustainability Week runs from September 30 through October 5.
September 18, 2019
It's the eighth year in a row the university has welcomed more than 4,000 freshmen to campus.