• 18
    June
    2018
    It’s difficult for Ethan Swift to share details of life circumstances that left him feeling lost—unfocused and in financial straits—in the months before he arrived at Governors State University. Read more
  • 15
    June
    2018
    Elroy Brown Jr. learned a lot about life from working in a garden with his father. “The main takeaway was just how much he cared for other people. That’s what I really got—selflessness.” As an Read more
  • 11
    June
    2018
    In a preview of next year's 2019 Summer Institute, educators from across the country recently gathered at Governors State University (GSU) to study our Dual Degree Program, a nationally Read more

President’s Corner

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June
06,
2018
Funds have been appropriated for public universities at a 2% increase over FY18, though funding that year represented a 10% decrease of FY 15 funding. 
April
20,
2018
In “A Bird on a Reed,” Dr. Mort Maimon admires the resolve of a small bird resisting strong winds on a tree limb outside his window. The creature inspires the reflection on a recently resolved budget crisis which he likened to a destructive
January
17,
2018
A story without conflict is no story at all. Struggle develops character and, ideally, leads to growth. This is a basic principle of good narrative writing, and in Leading Academic Change: Vision, Strategy, Transformation, GSU President Elaine P.

Faculty Profiles

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May
08,
2018
As she works on her latest research, Associate Professor of Psychology Christienne Dyslin sometimes finds herself having to take a step back when what she is reading hits a little too close to home. At Governors State University (GSU),
April
30,
2018
Tricia Kerns’s fascination with the world of business operations began in the early 80s when her father lost his job at U.S. Steel. His loss kicked off her journey to find answers. She made an early stop at Governors State University in 1998 as a
April
23,
2018
The mere thought of the federal tax code may send shivers down most people’s spines. But for Brian McKenna, an associate professor in the Governors State University (GSU) College of Business, tax law has always been intriguing. “Some people

Conversations with Leaders

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May
08,
2018
It’s been less than a year since Charles Pustz joined the Information Technology Services (ITS) team at Governors State University, but he admits they are already thinking about next year. “I ask them all the time, ‘What can we do to change the
April
16,
2018
Ask Governors State University’s Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Aurélio Valente about his career in higher education administration, and the conversation quickly swings to golf. Growing up in a town where most people
April
01,
2018
Governors State University (GSU) Athletic Director Anthony “Tony” Bates, fresh off a historic men's basketball championship season, insists his work on the court is not about sports. “My vision is for student-athletes to come here and have a