Past Fireside Chats
FIRESIDE CHAT: BYRON P. WHITE
Dr. Byron P. White, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Urban Research and Community Engagement
University of North Carolina Charlotte
From Knowledge Generator to Knowledge Navigator: The Community-centric Future of Public Universities
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, Richard M. DeVos Center
White has spent his career facilitating mutually beneficial engagement between institutions and urban communities. He will lead a conversation on how public universities need to deepen their integration with local communities — including their embrace of a new student majority — to best ensure their sustainability against emerging challenges.
FIRESIDE CHAT: TIA BROWN MCNAIR
Becoming a Student-ready University: Shifting Mindsets and Challenging Norms
Tia Brown McNair, Ed.D.
Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Centers at the American Association of Colleges and Universities
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Alumni House, Allendale Campus
McNair joined President Mantella and Provost Mili in an engaging discussion inspired by her newest book, Becoming a Student-ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success, 2nd Edition. This session expanded upon Grand Valley’s Conference on Teaching and Learning that took place in August and focused on strategic leadership and actionable steps toward becoming an even more student-ready institution. The university commitments – an empowered educational experience, a culture of educational equity, and a lifetime of learning – was featured prominently in this important conversation. Learn more about McNair.
Fireside Chat: Quentin Messer Jr. - The Renaissance of Michigan
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | Richard M. DeVos Center, Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium
As Michigan Economic Development Corporation CEO and Chair of the Michigan Strategic Fund, Quentin L. Messer Jr. is charged with implementing and executing Michigan Economic Development Corporation's (MEDC) core mission of business development and attraction, community development, providing access to capital, and enhancing Michigan’s image and brand with a focus on building a strong and equitable economy. Messer joined President Mantella and Interim Provost Plouff to discuss transformational economic policy, educational investments, and opportunities for building a “Championship Economy” for Michigan. Paul Isely, professor of economics and associate dean in the Seidman College of Business, will facilitated Q&A.
Learn more about MEDC.
High-Impact Learning Panel
Our panel of GVSU faculty and staff experts share their thoughts on best-practice educational approaches and high-impact teaching/learning models. Panelists include Jennifer Stewart, Robert Talbert, and Quincy Williams.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
The Problem-Solving Generation
Former Chief Education Evangelist, Google
Monday, November 2, 2020
JOSÉ ANTONIO BOWEN, PH.D., FRSA
Tools for Nudging Student Success
Principal, Bowen Innovation Group LLC
Senior Fellow, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Philosopher and Author
Founder, New College of the Humanities, London, England
Supernumerary Fellow, St. Anne's College, Oxford, England
Friday, December 6, 2019
Expert in college-level teaching and learning
Senior Vice Chancellor for Educational Innovation
Professor of Education and History
Thursday, November 14, 2019