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Higher Learning Commission to visit in February

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The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will be visiting Governors State University (GovState) on February 26, 2024, for a comprehensive evaluation.

HLC accredits degree-granting, post-secondary educational institutions in the United States, which means that it recognizes those universities or institutions that maintain a certain level of educational standards. This involves an evaluation of academic offerings as well as the overall institution, including governance and administration, mission, finances and resources.

Essentially, the committee wants to ensure GovState is advancing its mission and vision and adhering to core values, said Provost Beverly Schneller.

“The HLC committee members will be engaging with the community – faculty, staff and students –  during their visit to campus. In the past, they've been pleased with how well versed Jaguars were with the mission, vision and core values."

GovState’s mission is to offer exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in a global society. The university’s vision is to create an intellectually stimulating public square, serve as an economic catalyst for the region, and lead as a model of academic excellence, innovation, diversity and responsible citizenship.

At the heart of GovState’s values are: investing in student success, providing opportunity and access, serving as an economic catalyst, preparing stewards of our future, demonstrating inclusiveness and diversity, and promoting quality of life.

To read more about GovState’s mission, vision, core values, and strategic plan, click here.