95.3 / 88.5 FM Grand Rapids and 95.3 FM Muskegon
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
A WGVU initiative in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation using on-air programs and community events to explore issues of inclusion and equity.

Forbes ranks GVSU #1 Michigan employer

Grand Valley State University logo

Grand Valley State University is being recognized as a national leader in diversity and inclusion while also earning the top spot on a national publication’s best places to work list.

Forbes magazine ranks Grand Valley State University as one of America’s best employers. It comes in at #1 in Michigan. A survey of 80,000 Americans working at businesses with a minimum of 500 employees from all 50 states and the District of Columbia helped compile Forbes’ second annual "America's Best Employers by State" list.

Following Grand Valley State University as Michigan’s top employer are Steelcase, DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, Wayne State University.

Grand Valley was also awarded the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from renowned diversity-focused publication Insight Into Diversity.

It and 89 other higher education institutions received the award for “efforts to broaden diversity and inclusion programs and outreach on campus.”

This is the third time in eight years GVSU has earned the award beginning in 2012 and again in 2019.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.