• 15
    January
    2019
    Governors State University’s safe campus just got safer with a LiveSafe mobile app that puts safety at the fingertips of students, staff, and faculty. Beginning January 22, LiveSafe will allow the Read more
  • 15
    January
    2019
    It’s the second week of the new year, and that means only one thing to Governors State University Student Senate President Lester Van Moody—Spring Welcome Week. This is an exciting time on campus Read more
  • 11
    January
    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 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

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
November
19,
2018
Everybody wants to work for a great manager in a well-run organization. Fortunately, people can be taught to lead effectively as students in Stephen Wagner’s classes discover at Governors State University. The professor of management in the
November
05,
2018
Computers are everywhere. One day, robots will be, too. But who decides what computers and robots can do? As Freddie Kato’s students at Governors State University (GSU) quickly learn, it might be up to them. A University Lecturer in Computer

Conversations with Leaders

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
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