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13:22 PM

Board of Trustees Report

The Governors State Board of Trustees met virtually on Feb. 19, 2021. Here are the highlights:

Illinois Black Hall of Fame

U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis attended the meeting and expressed gratitude to the university for hosting the newly launched Illinois Black Hall of Fame, which will honor notable African Americans from the state of Illinois.

“I hold academic institutions in high esteem and am pleased to know Governors State will be a part of (this),’’ said Davis, whose sister Ceola Barnes (’75) earned her master’s degree at GSU.

AY 21-22 Tuition and Fees

Trustees voted to hold the line on tuition and mandatory fees for academic year (AY) 2021-2022. Indiana students will continue to receive in-state rates for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Prairie Place residents will see an increase of 3.5 percent in housing rates for AY 2021-22. Students who successfully re-contract for housing during the designated period will be able to lock in the current room rate for the next academic year.

Jane Hudak Professor Emeritus

Trustees named Jane Hudak Professor Emeritus, extending university privileges.

Dr. Hudak joined the university as Provost in 2007 and two years later, joined the ranks of faculty serving as capstone advisor and the Artist in Residence for Family Development Center among other roles, not the least of which was art professor at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

“Her work is on display at the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery. Jane is a very accomplished academic and has published a number of books, articles and has held a number of exhibitions, said Provost Beth Cada.