Mass. university exec next Grand Valley State president

January 25, 2019

Philomena V. Mantella, an executive with a private research university in Massachusetts, was named the fifth president and the first female leader of Grand Valley State University, following a unanimous decision Tuesday by the Board of Trustees.

Mantella — who earned her PhD in college and university administration from Michigan State University — is the senior vice president and chief executive officer of the Lifelong Learning Network at Northeastern University, a private research university in Boston.

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