• CHHS Mission


    The Mission of the College of Health and Human Services is to:

    Provide accessible and quality health and human services professions education;
    Foster a commitment to lifelong learning, scholarship, professional ethics, diversity, and social justice; and
    Infuse its programs into community partnerships for the health, well-being and economic development of the region.


  • CHHS Core Values


    Core Values


     Act honestly and ethically with all constituents.


    Create an environment that fosters trust and mutual respect.


    Collaborate with all stakeholders and work together toward common goals by sharing responsibility, authority and accountability.


    • Commitment to academic and professional excellence through teaching, service and scholarship.
    • Commitment to engaging diverse communities.
    • Commitment to providing educational access.
    • Commitment to fostering sustainable communities of support.
    • Commitment to the health and well-being of the region and especially vulnerable populations.  

  • CHHS Vision Statement


    Vision Statement

    CHHS aspires to be:

    • A global leader in preparing professionals in practice, education, service and scholarship;
    • A recognized leader in advancing evidence-based professional practice;
    • A recognized leader in our professional and clinical practice doctoral programs;
    • The college of choice for students and faculty/staff seeking active engagement with a diverse community of learners; and
    • Nationally recognized for distinctive achievements in teaching, scholarship, research and service.

    The Mission, Core Values and Vision Statement of the CHHS were ratified by the College's faculty and staff at the fall All-College meeting, held Friday, September 26, 2008, in the Hall of Honors at Governors State University.

  • CHHS Strategic Plan


    CHHS has established a comprehensive Strategic Initiatives designed to address six major goals of the university:

    • Academic Excellence
    • High Quality Faculty and Staff
    • Continuous Process Improvement
    • Visibility, Outreach and Economic Catalyst
    • Social, Ethical and Environmental Responsibility
    • Financial Growth and Sustainability

  • CHHS Advisory Board


    College of Health and Human Services Advisory Board Members

    Led by CHHS Dean Catherine Balthazar, PhD.,CCC-SLP, members of the CHHS Advisory Board include the following:

    • Russell Carter, Ed.D., PT, Professor Emeritus, Physical Therapy Department, Governors State University.
    • John Cicero, Executive Director of the Will County Health Department, Joliet, IL.
    • Margaret P. Creedon, Ph.D., Chicago, IL
    • Raul Garza, CEO, Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center, Inc.
    • Michael R. Murphy, Michael R. Murphy & Associates, Ltd., Springfield, IL
    • Allen Sandusky, President/Chief Executive Officer, South Suburban Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, East Hazel Crest, IL.
    • William Staub, Principal, Axiom Integrated Services, Chicago, IL.
    • Edwin O. Ukpaby, President/CEO, Medix Systems Consultants, Inc., South Holland, IL.
    • Debra VanSchepen, Director, Ingalls Family Care Center, Flossmoor, IL.
    • Sharronne Ward, Ed.D., LCPC, President and Chief Executive Officer, Grand Prairie Services Behavioral Healthcare.
    • Scott Zeller, Recruitment Manager, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, Chicago, IL