President's Welcome

Kent Henning

Welcome to Grand View!

Our mission is to engage, equip, and empower students to fulfill their potential and serve society. We take it seriously. Our faculty and staff are passionate about student success and chose to work at Grand View because of our student-centered mission.

Engage. The learning environment at Grand View is active, engaging, and hands-on. Classroom learning is linked to workplace application of that knowledge through internships and in many other ways. Additionally, we engage students in life outside the classroom to help them develop valuable intra- and inter-personal skills and competencies.

Equip. We effectively equip students to take the next step in their lives and careers. Annually, between 98 and 100 percent of our graduates report being placed within six months of graduation. But our aim is to equip students not just to land their first job, but to be successful in their entire careers and to be effective citizens in the larger global community.

Empower. Grounded in our Lutheran understanding of “vocation,” we guide students to discern meaning and purpose in their lives and their work. This sense of purpose empowers students to pursue their goals, overcome barriers, and succeed as students and as graduates.

Our location in Des Moines, Iowa’s largest and most economically diverse and vibrant community, adds value to the student experience by providing valuable internships as well as recreational and entertainment options you won’t find anywhere else in Iowa. I invite you to learn more about us, both on this website, and by visiting our campus.


Kent Henning's Signataure

Kent Henning
Grand View University