• 16
    April
    2019
    Governors State University Communication Professor Jayne Goode was puzzled by the number of students failing her class a couple of years back. Students were seeking her help, indicating their Read more
  • 15
    April
    2019
    It’s remarkable to look back and realize a single conversation changed your life. For Robert Navarro, talking with Governors State University Academic Advisor Jennifer Taylor set him on a path full Read more
  • 11
    April
    2019
    Governors State University’s Glitter and Gold Marvel Gala was a red carpet affair that celebrated heroes whose superpowers have transformed students and launched successful careers while serving the Read more

President’s Corner

January
08,
2019
GSU President Elaine Maimon has been elected to a second, three-year term on the Board of Directors for the American Council on Education (ACE), which represents nearly 2,000 college and university presidents and executives as the major coordinating
December
18,
2018
In a Dec. 17 interview with WBEZ, GSU President Elaine Maimon warns that Illinois public institutions are facing a trend that threatens to erode the state’s middle class. According to a special report on Illinois higher education, nearly 10
December
13,
2018
Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon recently discussed critical issues facing higher education during a “To a degree” podcast, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The cost of education, combined with decreased

Faculty Profiles

January
22,
2019
When you’re fascinated with ethnicity, race, and other cultural elements that make us human, the diverse campus of Governors State University seems like the perfect place to study. “Our student body has a unique demographic. There are older and
January
11,
2019
If writing is merely putting thoughts down on paper, why do so many people find it so hard, even after spending 12 years in required English classes throughout elementary and high school? Governors State University’s Laura Muthler White thinks
November
26,
2018
Reynolds Andujar writes and teaches what he knows—literature, and he does both well. An award-winning author, Assistant Professor Andujar teaches courses in Spanish literature at Governors State University (GSU) as well Sociology and freshman

Conversations with Leaders

February
25,
2019
Long before terms like “diversity” and “inclusion” were trending in our lexicon, Afro Latino college freshman Corey Williams joined a Jewish fraternity to set a new course of conversation on campuses across the state. Williams, now Associate Vice
September
24,
2018
Right in the center of campus, overlooking the Hall of Governors, the Governors State University Library is like the living room of the university—a welcoming place for faculty, staff, and students to learn and explore in the midst of art. A
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