A Message From the Coordinator...

Governors State University helps you earn your degree as you pursue an advanced military role or civilian career. We're here to support veterans, active-duty service members and their family members who are pursuing their education. Our military representatives know where you've been and where you want to go; many have military backgrounds and are specialized in the program you wish to pursue. Our motto "Veterans Helping veterans" derives from Veterans being in vulnerable positions, needing guidance from other Veterans. We believe in helping others to succeed. It is our endeavor to serve you.

 We offer:

  • Military representatives who understand the culture and lingo you're used to because most have military backgrounds

  • Military tuition rates for active-duty, national Guard, Select Reserve service members, military spouses and eligible dependents

  • Help navigating the application process for GI Bill benefits and other financial aid


  •  A wide range of programs at all levels - from Associate through doctoral


  • An education that helps prepare you with the skills and knowledge you'll need for professional life after military


  • Career transition resources, including an online tool that helps translate your military experience into corresponding civilian jobs
    Thank you. We hope to meet you soon!
    Kevin Smith
    Veterans Coordinator

Points of Contacts

Staff Advisor Kevin Smith:   708.235.2223  ksmith9@govst.edu

Disability Services         Robin Sweeney: 708.534.4508

Admissions Office: 708.534.4490

Registrars Office: 708.534.4500

Cashiers Office: 708.534.4055