Event: Fall Raines Colloquium 2021

October 27, 2021

Dr. Philomena V. Mantella, President, Grand Valley State University

Leading Higher Education into the Future Post Covid: Vision, Innovation, and Integrity

Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET, MSU Union, Ballroom

With more than 30 years in higher education administration, President?Mantella?has a wealth of experience leading institutions to be forward-looking and student-centered. In her talk, she will highlight the complexities that come with leading a higher education institution, particularly during a global pandemic, and the importance of leadership that incorporates vision, innovation, and integrity to keep higher education in its critical role in society.

Philomena V. Mantella is the fifth president of Grand Valley State University, beginning her tenure July 1, 2019. 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. She has done path-breaking work while serving as an officer at public and private universities in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Massachusetts. President Mantella has a Ph.D. in college and university administration from Michigan State University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in social work from Syracuse University. She is committed to ensuring institutional integrity and building consensus for the mission and the noble cause of education.