Date: September 18, 2008
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, September 18, 2008 –The students, staff, and faculty of Governors State University recently heard from President Elaine P. Maimon about the state of GSU.
During Convocation, Dr. Maimon recognized the positive momentum on campus. She discussed past and ongoing projects, which are helping to improve the university’s teaching and learning environment including the parking lot repaving, classroom remodeling, and expanded shuttle bus service. She addressed enrollment increases, state budget constraints, and proposed revisions to the academic calendar.
Many hard working individuals and committees were also recognized during Convocation. The Gerald C. Baysore Distinguished Service Award was given to Martha Hellman of Frankfort, who is an administrative assistant in the College of Education, and Associate Provost and Interim Dean of the College of Education Peggy Woodard, also of Frankfort. The Baysore Award is presented annually to the GSU employee who exemplifies the qualities of absolute integrity, total competence, generous dedication, and unfailing civility.
Trimester and annual winners for the best “Why Not?” suggestions were also honored at Convocation. “Why Not?” is the improvement suggestion program at GSU in which staff, students, and faculty win prizes for successfully implemented suggestions that positively impact GSU. Library Web Manager Diane Nadler, of Peotone, and Director of Advancement Services Jean Malloy, of Evergreen Park, were honored for their “Why Not?” suggestions that addressed university calendar issues and parking lot constraints respectively.
Convocation is an annual event at GSU. It is well-attended and provides a unique opportunity to hear the administration’s views on the state of the university.
Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. For more information, call (708) 534-4490 or visit www.govst.edu.