The department of Marketing and Communications (MarCom) is a strategic partner to all academic and administrative units within Governors State University. We offer solutions for the university’s marketing and communication needs and serve as the center point for advancing the university’s internal and external relationships.

We Are GovState

Our mission is to uphold and strengthen the university’s reputation, image and values. We seek to raise awareness about the university, elevate its academic profile and draw attention to the impact our students, alumni, faculty and staff have locally and globally.

Contact us for expertise in branding and marketing, communication strategy, media relations, internal communications, external affairs, web communications, social media, visual and creative design, publications and photography.

Award Winning

Our GovState MarCom Team won several awards for their work at the recent 11th Annual Education Digital Marketing Awards and the 39th Annual PRINT EDU Ads Awards. 



PRINT 39th EDUAdAwards Gold WinnersPRINT 39th EDUAdAwards Silver Winners


Unity of Message and Purpose

Unified consistency drives the clarity of our visual and written messages, which strengthens our institutional credibility and builds trust while establishing a strong voice for the university. Who we are is reflected in how people think, feel, and respond when they hear “Governors State University.” Become better ambassadors for the university and reinforce the brand by utilizing these guides and resources.

The Right Image to Represent Your Impact

Strong visual narratives through photography and videos are vital to telling our university’s story. We provide compelling and impactful images and videos that support top-tier marketing and advertising for the university’s print and web materials, through inhouse creation, collaboration with the Digital Learning and Media Design Department, and outside vendors.

Web Communications and Support

Our Web Communications team works with you to provide expertise in strategic thinking and planning for your web pages, design and marketing, information design, analytics and emerging technologies. Here, find resources to help you manage your own web communications and projects. 

Project Requests:

Your first steps to request marketing services for your program or events are to enter a project request in our WorkZone online system:

  1. Log into WorkZone to enter a general or other request.
  2. Enter your event in 25 Live, even if it is virtual/online - if you want it to appear on the Master Calendar and in our Inside GovState weekly email newsletter.