A Message from Dr. David Rhea

Dr. David Rhea

On behalf of the Honors College students and Honors College affiliated faculty, I welcome you to the Governors State University (GSU) Honors College website. We are campus faculty leaders helping students to reach their full potential. We are high-achieving undergraduate students who come from all four GSU Colleges. We are talented students who are taking control of our educational experience. We are freshman engaging in the world we live in, as well as seniors contributing to our professions and research in our areas of scholarly interest. Many of us present at regional and national conferences. We’re an honors college student council that doesn’t just dream initiative and culture, but builds them too.

We have signature learning experiences like GSU’s longest study abroad program to Rome and GPATH–where new Honors freshman can work to secure a position in one of several GSU Graduate Programs. We are an outstanding community to be a part of. We are GSU's Honors College. Big Ideas Live Here℠.

I invite you to peruse our webpages and learn more about our curriculum and co-curricular opportunities, students, and faculty. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 708-534-4392, or drhea@govst.edu. I look forward to talking with you about our amazing community of high-achieving undergraduates.


David M. Rhea, Ph.D., Director of Governors State University's Honors College