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2020
July
01,
2020
| 11:29 AM America/Chicago
July 1, 2020  Dear Jaguar Family, Simply stated, I am delighted to join the Governors State University family as your sixth president. And, as a native Chicagoan, it feels good to be home again! My excitement is tempered, however, by...
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June
30,
2020
| 11:20 AM America/Chicago
June 30, 2020 Dear GSU Community, As a literary critic, I believe in the special importance of first and last pages. Here is what I did on July 1, 2007, my first day as President of Governors State University: ·  hosted coffee for employees ...
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May
29,
2020
| 15:40 PM America/Chicago
Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon recently commended Illinois Board of Higher Education Chair John Atkinson on his recent Chicago Tribune opinion piece,encouraging students not to take a so-called academic gap year. In his piece, ...
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May
11,
2020
| 20:33 PM America/Chicago
At a recent Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) meeting, the Chair of the IBHE Board and the convener of the Illinois public university presidents applauded Dr. Elaine P. Maimon, literally and figuratively, for her accomplishments as Governors ...
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2019
December
03,
2019
| 12:51 PM America/Chicago
Where others might be satisfied with the status quo, Governors State University President Dr. Elaine P. Maimon wants to see change – transformation, in fact. When she arrived at Governors State in 2007, Maimon immediately went to work building par...
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October
31,
2019
| 13:48 PM America/Chicago
Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon was recently invited to present the 2019 President to Presidents speech at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) National Conference in Phoenix. Her speech, “W...
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August
28,
2019
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
Governors State University President Elaine Maimon recently discussed the university's 50th anniversary celebrations, including signature fundraiser Sculpture, Wine, and Dine, with NBC 5's Alex Maragos. Sculpture, Wine, and Dine supports the Natha...
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August
05,
2019
| 12:54 PM America/Chicago
Governor J.B. Pritzker recently announced seven appointments to Governors State University’s Board of Trustees. Incoming Trustees Kevin Brookins, John Brudnak, Pedro Cevallos-Candau, Lisa Harrell, Angela Hickey, James Kvedaras, and Anibal Taboas j...
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July
26,
2019
| 13:22 PM America/Chicago
GSU President Elaine Maimon appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight to praise IL Gov. J.B. Prtizker's new budget, which boosts funding for public universities' operating budgets by nearly five percent to $1.16 billion. The additional funding is a radical ...
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July
01,
2019
| 12:01 PM America/Chicago
In an opinion piece recently published by "Inside Higher Ed," presidential spouse Dr. Mort Maimon, explains why he and wife, GSU President Elaine P. Maimon, support college students who form a new majority of those seeking college degrees.This group ...
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May
03,
2019
| 17:01 PM America/Chicago
Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon recently traveled to Springfield to advocate in support of a capital bill for campus improvements and construction, as well as for appropriations for overall university operations. In two separ...
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May
02,
2019
| 13:34 PM America/Chicago
In an open letter to a Joliet Junior College English instructor, Governors State University (GSU) President Elaine P. Maimon thanks the individual who transformed the life of a GSU student leader. Tommy Kolovos, an Anthropology and Sociology major...
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January
08,
2019
| 14:09 PM America/Chicago
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 ...
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2018
December
18,
2018
| 10:15 AM America/Chicago
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 percen...
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December
13,
2018
| 10:04 AM America/Chicago
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 fun...
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December
05,
2018
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
The City Club of Chicago invited GSU President Elaine Maimon to be interviewed on December 3, by veteran journalist Carol Marin. They discussed Dr. Maimon’s book, Leading Academic Change: Vision, Strategy, Transformation, as well as hot topics and tr...
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November
30,
2018
| 10:22 AM America/Chicago
"What Are the Biggest Challenges You’ve Faced as a Female Leader?" That's the question editors at the "Chronicle of Higher Education" recently posed to nine women who lead or have led college campuses from the peach tree fields of Columbia, South Car...
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November
27,
2018
| 14:05 PM America/Chicago
Higher Education leaders must change the narrative by breaking down hierarchy within universities' faculty ranks and calling out snobbery, Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon told the Chronicle of Higher Education in a recent interv...
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July
02,
2018
| 16:25 PM America/Chicago
In a review of Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon's "Leading Academic Change: Vision, Strategy, Transformation," National Louis University President Nivine Megahed, calls the book a "thought-provoking, worthwhile guide for leaders....
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June
06,
2018
| 14:22 PM America/Chicago
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.  ...
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April
20,
2018
| 17:32 PM America/Chicago
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 political...
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January
17,
2018
| 12:51 PM America/Chicago
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. Mai...
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2017
September
05,
2017
| 15:20 PM America/Chicago
Dear GSU Community, This morning Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), initiated by President Obama’s Executive Order in 2012. Today’s announcemen...
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August
28,
2017
| 11:41 AM America/Chicago
Dear Members of the GSU Community, As the new academic year begins, Governors State University is alive with activity. On August 21, students, faculty, staff, and neighborhood residents came together as a community to watch the solar eclipse. T...
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August
14,
2017
| 17:29 PM America/Chicago
This weekend, America witnessed tragic acts of violence on the University of Virginia campus. White supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members asserted messages of bigotry and fanaticism that are inimical to everything we stand for in higher e...
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July
13,
2017
| 16:31 PM America/Chicago
GSU President Elaine P. Maimon took time out on Wednesday to talk with Phil Ponce at WTTW about moving ahead in Illinois with the new budget. Along with Northeastern Illinois University's Interim President Richard Helldobler, Dr. Maimon discussed the...
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May
17,
2017
| 20:48 PM America/Chicago
GSU President Elaine P. Maimon took time to spread the message of the Governors State mission standing stalwart amidst the storm of the ongoing state budget impasse in Springfield. In an editorial in the Daily Southtown, the Southland branch of the T...
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May
09,
2017
| 17:12 PM America/Chicago
GSU President Elaine P. Maimon’s review of Ron Chernow’s biography Alexander Hamilton, the book that inspired the Broadway juggernaut, was recently broadcast on National Public Radio Illinois (NPR). In her review, Dr. Maimon encourages Illinoi...
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May
04,
2017
| 14:31 PM America/Chicago
Inside Higher Ed published an essay on Monday, May 4 penned by Dr. Mort Maimon, husband of GSU President Elaine P. Maimon. The essay, titled "Breaking the Code," offers a humorous and heartfelt glimpse into how the presidential couple balances marita...
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January
27,
2017
| 15:54 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Mort Maimon, husband of GSU President Elaine P. Maimon, has published a new essay, "What Not to Do as a Presidential Spouse," in Inside Higher Ed. An update of a previous essay on the important role he plays as the spouse of a university presiden...
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