A Message from Dr. Elaine P. Maimon
President, Governors State University
It is an honor to lead the vibrant community at Governors State University. I'm excited about the unlimited opportunities for GSU to contribute to the growth of the Southland—and to your personal growth as well. I look forward to meeting many of you and becoming actively involved in the life of the region - a place that my husband and I proudly call home.
Governors State University offers you one of the greatest values of any university in the nation.
GSU is affordable – we believe that cost should not be a barrier to an excellent university education. GSU offers high quality at a moderate cost. Generous financial aid packages are available.
GSU is accessible – we understand the demands of work and family. GSU offers classes at convenient times and locations and online.
GSU offers quality education programs – GSU is fully accredited, as is each program that has an independent accrediting agency. Accreditation is objective evidence that GSU’s programs meet the highest academic standards.
Our faculty members are respected and renowned researchers and scholars. Research-based teaching is a hallmark of GSU.
GSU will help you succeed at the university level, graduate in a timely fashion, and move on to a productive and rewarding career.
Class sizes are small; faculty are available to meet with students to address concerns; and we offer tutoring, mentoring, and counseling programs.
Governors State’s diversity enriches the learning experience. Some students come to us directly from community college; others transfer from four-year institutions; and still others return to complete their baccalaureate degree or earn their master’s or doctorate after spending years in the workplace. This mixture helps students to learn from each other.
Our mix of races, ethnicities, and generations sets GSU apart from most other universities. That diversity in the student body truly makes us what I like to call, a Public Square, an inclusive community.
Public Square: a place where all are welcomed; where all opinions are respected; where a shared vision of what the world might be can be expressed – and, possibly, realized.
To appreciate the special qualities of Governors State, visit our beautiful campus, talk with our faculty, and chat with our students.
Please accept my invitation to learn more about Governors State and how we can help you reach your goals and realize your dreams.
I hope to see you on campus soon.