Our Reaching Vision 2020 plan demonstrates how the division contributes directly to GSU’s Strategic Plan while also articulating the unique strategic opportunities within the division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

For the Governors State University Vision 2020 Strategic Plan, please visit: www.govst.edu/vision2020/

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management constitutes a team of dedicated student affairs educators and enrollment management professionals working with one common purpose – advancing the Governors State University mission by promoting the academic, personal and professional development of our students and inspiring them to be responsible citizens and leaders on-campus and in their communities.

At a transformative time for Governors State University, the division aspires to be recognized as a vital contributor in creating an inclusive, supportive and engaged campus community focused on student success. Articulating that contribution through our Reaching Vision 2020 strategic planning process, particularly in the midst of such challenging times in higher education, is critical to ensuring we serve our students and our community by fulfilling our mission.

Learning Outcomes

The Division of Student Affairs aspires to deliver an innovative, comprehensive and integrated student life curriculum that promotes self-efficacy and determination, personal and professional success, multicultural competence, leadership development, and civic engagement.

Students who actively participate in Student Affairs programs and services will achieve:

  1. Self-Efficacy and Determination by constructing an understanding of self and commitment to personal responsibility, integrity and wellness that guides their decisions and actions.
  2. Personal and Professional Success by learning and applying knowledge and transferable skills to achieve personal aspirations, and professional and career growth.
  3. Multicultural Competence by thriving within diverse perspectives, experiences and environments, and building their capacity for being an advocate for equity and social justice. 
  4. Leadership and Civic Engagement by deploying their knowledge and talents to improve their communities, both as individuals and by mobilizing others towards positive sustainable change.

Download Reaching Vision 2020, Updated January 2019. [PDF File] [e-book

Reaching Vision 2020: Strategic Focus Areas