This is a very exciting time at Governors State University. Big ideas that have been in development for a long time have become a reality as we've transformed into a vibrant, comprehensive University.
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 faculty-in-residence.
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.
also created a revitalized environment for learning. Our state-of-the-art
Science Wing – the result of state support and a National Science Foundation
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
When I was named Provost in June 2013, I was truly honored. 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
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.