This is a very exciting time at Governors State University. Here, big ideas become reality. Lives are transformed.
With a curriculum designed to support academic success and spark
lifelong learning, GSU’s freshman and sophomore classes can be seen thriving in
the classroom, on the courts, and in civically engaged organizations across
campus. The campus has been illuminated by these undergraduate students eager
to learn and participate in the GSU community.
Transfer students from community colleges and other universities
continue to be a vital part of our student body. Our nationally recognized Dual
Degree Program (DDP) creates a seamless transition from associate’s degree to
bachelor’s degree, while our master’s and doctoral programs continue to draw
the best and brightest from across the region, the nation, and internationally.
Students also now have the opportunity to live on campus in Prairie Place, GSU’s living
learning community for students fostered by three full-time
Governors State University strives to provide new majors and minors in all four
of our colleges, as well as new offerings in our School of Extended Learning,
designed to meet the needs of an increasingly global society, a shifting
economy or an expanding need for specialized studies. In many cases, our
programs may address all of these, providing the critical thinking skills
needed in today’s society.
We’ve also created a revitalized environment for learning. Our
state-of-the-art Science Wing – the result of state support and a National
Science Foundation grant –is allowing GSU students to experience
state-of-the-art facilities before they take that new or improved job, or move
on to graduate studies. In addition, GSU’s recently renovated University
Library and widely expanded technology offerings provide our students with the
necessary tools to achieve academic excellence.
Leading the academic life of a university - one with innovation
embedded in its DNA – is a wonderful responsibility and challenge. As a former
GSU dean I know that our faculty is full of energy for pushing all of us, both
colleagues and students, to pursue the big ideas that have been the hallmark of
GSU since our founding in 1969. Academic excellence, engagement, and enthusiasm
are everywhere you look.
Explore our website and see what we have to offer you as you pursue your
academic and career goals. I look forward to meeting you.