Reach Higher Together

President Philomena V. Mantella has a bold vision to activate the full community to lead the change in the fast-changing world of education. 
We will draw on everyone's abilities, talents, and creativity to reach higher together. 

Grand Valley has a noble mission - one that requires all of us to be students as we digest the unprecedented changes of today's world. It requires us to move fluidly from learners to leaders and back to learners as Grand Valley asserts its excellence in the changing marketplace. 

Grand Valley has the ability to break out of the crowd of public comprehensive universities by expanding its reach, differentiating learning outcomes, and aligning with the public good. People want access, excellence, and relevance from universities today. Grand Valley will deliver. 

Virtual Laker Town Halls

The Laker family is holding strong in this unprecedented time of local, national, and global crisis. Members of our campus community joined President Mantella for one of the virtual sessions below to discuss the impact on Grand Valley today and in the future. 

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Networks of Support (COVID-19 Response)

engineering faculty put together masks for coronavirus response

Presidential Priorities

President Mantella at her inauguration, November 2019

L3 Initiative

President Mantella mingles with alumni at a networking event.

Messages from the President

President Mantella at Athletics Team Building event

Innovation Fund

Acceleration Team meeting


Student Huddle in Library

Fireside Chats

A.C Grayling Fireside Chat