GVL/Kevin Sielaff - GVSU President Thomas Haas speaks at Grand Valley's annual Convocation ceremonies on Friday, August 26, 2016.

Convocation kicks off 2016-17 academic year

Grand Valley State University has kicked off the school year with its annual convocation ceremony, welcoming new students to the university. Included in the ceremony was an address from President Thomas Haas where he sincerely thanked the incoming class for choosing GVSU as their university.

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GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Provost Gayle Davis speaks at the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 in the Seidman College of Business on Grand Valley's Pew Campus.

Provost Gayle Davis starts final year at GVSU

Since 2002, Gayle Davis has watched Grand Valley State University's population steadily increase from 20,000 to 25,000 students. As the provost and executive vice president of academic and student affairs, Davis has played a vital role in helping GVSU turn from a medium school into one of Michigan’s most prominent universities. The 2016-17 school year will mark Davis’ 15th and final year at GVSU.

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