As a guest of Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Grand Valley State University’s president-elect will join members of the U.S. Congress for Tuesday evening’s State of the Union address. WGVU spoke with Dr. Philomena Mantella.
“It was a personal call to my cellphone from Senator Peters and I thought what a wonderful welcome into the state.”
Last month, Dr. Philomena Mantella was named Grand Valley State University’s fifth president. While she won’t officially take office until July, she tells me meeting with U.S. Senate and House leadership is a tremendous occasion.