Karen Ingle to assume associate VP of facilities planning role

Grand Valley State University will have a new head of facilities starting next month. With the announcement of former head of facilities James Moyer’s retirement, Karen Ingle will fill the position of associate vice president for facilities planning Sunday, April 1, and will be tasked with continuing the university’s commitment to sustainable development and efficient stewardship of campuses resources. 

GVL / Luke Holmes - James Moyer presents his case for renovation of the PAC. The Board of Trustees meeting was held on Friday, April 29, 2016 in the Seidman Building.

Head of facilities planning announces retirement

James Moyer, Grand Valley State University’s associate vice president for facilities planning, will be retiring at the end of this month after 22 years with the university. Since starting in 1996, Moyer has witnessed GVSU change from a small institution serving the Grand Rapids area to a large regional university that attracts students from all over the world.  

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Michigan Govenor candidate Abdul El-Sayed speaks at the GVSU Town Hall meeting on Wednesday March 14, 2018.

Abdul El-Sayed speaks at GVSU

As November's gubernatorial election looms, the campaign season has begun to heat up. On Wednesday, March 14, one Democratic dark horse spoke at Grand Valley State University. Hosted by the GVSU College Democrats, candidate Abdul El-Sayed spoke in front of GVSU students for a little more than an hour in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. During the town hall, El-Sayed addressed revitalizing Michigan's economy, investing in public education, addressing corporations in politics and more.

GVL / Luke Holmes - President Haas speaks with a student about the project she runs.The Civic Engagement Showcase was held in the DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Fighting for funds: University officials travel to Lansing to make case for increased state backing

Before students left Allendale to celebrate spring break, two university officials spoke in front of Michigan representatives for an increase in state funding. On Thursday, March 1, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas, as well as GVSU student senate president Jonathan Bowman and student senators Cameron Jones and Julian VanDaele, traveled to the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing to discuss an increase in GVSU's state-allocated funds.

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GVSU joins MiSTEM Network

Grand Valley State University will join a new statewide initiative to deepen the level at which Michigan engages in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Thursday, February 8th, 2018. Student Senate.

Student senate tables BOTV vote

Battle of the Valleys was a big point of discussion at the Grand Valley State University student senate general assembly on Thursday, Feb. 22, along with sustainability efforts.  After a lengthy discussion, the student senate decided to table the vote on continuing Battle of the Valleys until next week’s general assembly.