Tina Hughes-Burke is a Senior Academic Advisor for the Interdisciplinary Studies program.

Tina Hughes Burke Senior Academic Advisor


Pronouns: She/Her/ Hers


Advising Philosophy:

I believe that each student is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating educational atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an Advisor is to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports independent thinkers, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three components that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment, (1) the Advisor acting as a guide/mentor, (2) allowing the student’s curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all people.

What was your undergraduate major and/or graduate program in?

Undergraduate: Communication

Graduate: Communication and Training

GSU Alumna  


How long have you been with GSU? 16 years  


What is one piece of advice you have for students?


  • Be kind and leave GSU and the surrounding communities better than you found it. Communicate with your advisor and  instructors! Let them know how you’re doing. Prepare questions for them and visit them during their established office hours. 
  • Check your GSU email for important updates.  Get involved with student activities: clubs,  attend sports events, engage in student senate The Senate advocates for policies that benefit every student and supports 70 clubs and organization that can enhance the students’ college experience.
  • Plan to get to know your advisor,  instructors and/or professional staff members well and then you’ll have a solid group of people who can provide personalized support.

What is your…..  

Favorite book – Bible

Movie: The Upside

TV show: Girlfriends ( Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, Jill Marie Jones & Reginald C. Hayes)

What is Tina's favorite thing about GSU?  The sense of community and pride. Every student, professor and alumni are proud of their connection to GSU 

A quote that Tina really likes: 

If you’re going to live, leave a legacy.  Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.  (Maya Angelou)


Tina's e-mail is thughesburke@govst.edu.

Tina's phone number is 708.235.7312.

Tina's Introductory Presentation can be found at Introductory Presentation for Tina Hughes-Burke