University Park, IL,
13:40 PM

President's Message to Campus Community

As we approach an unprecedented fifth month without any state funding, I want to update our campus community on the State's current budget impasse and its impact on GSU.

The State of Illinois has not yet found common ground on the FY'16 budget, resulting in a great deal of uncertainty for all nine public universities and for the students and communities we serve.

Because of strategic planning and sound fiscal management, GSU will remain open and operating for the Spring 2016 semester. The current fiscal condition, however, is unsustainable.

Today marks the start of a state-wide, coordinated call to action by all public universities. I will be in Springfield on Tuesday and Thursday of this week to join other presidents in meetings with the Governor and legislative leaders.

We will be encouraging the General Assembly and the Governor to reach a budget agreement and to provide a reasonable level of funding to Illinois's public universities. Many internal and external stakeholders are endorsing this effort.

If you wish to get involved, please click here for further information.

You can count on Governors State University ‘s continuing commitment to quality education for our students and to building a strong State of Illinois.


Elaine P. Maimon, Ph.D.President