Welcome from the Dean of
the College of Health and Human Services!


Dean's Message 2023

Welcome to the College of Health and Human Services at Governors State University.  We are preparing a healthcare workforce that understands the social and environmental determinants of health and is committed to advancing justice through improving health equity.  Our College is embedded in the health, education, and social services communities of the greater Chicagoland area, and has rich connections to diverse communities in the Chicago Southlands.  Our faculty work together across disciplines to provide students with experiences that develop the inter-professional practice competencies necessary to solve today’s complex human health problems. We support our faculty in developing a strengths-based perspective and modern teaching skills needed for training the next generation of health and social services professionals to be culturally aware, trauma-informed advocates for their patients, clients, families and communities. Whether you are a current or prospective student, aspiring professional, or valued member of our community, we are here to support your journey to success. 

Dr. Catherine Balthazar, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services 

Contact Information
E-mail: cbalthazar@govst.edu

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