Governors State University

GSU gets $1.1 million grant to assist disadvantaged students

October 25, 2021 - 17:20

Governors State University will use a $1.1 million TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a new GSU Education Opportunity Center.

TRIO is designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. It includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist targeted communities, and also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.

Back to School 2021: GSU president sets high goals for the second year of her tenure

August 13, 2021 - 09:40

Dr. Cheryl Green, president of Governors State University, is looking forward to this fall’s term and seeing students, faculty and staff on campus – a big step forward after her initial year at the school’s helm which was marked by remote learning and other COVID-imposed conditions.

In a statement, Green said she was “anticipating another challenging and rewarding academic year at GSU. Last year, we continued to thrive and serve our students and our community in spite of the obstacles imposed by the pandemic … We have strong connections with one another, and our relationships are strengthened when we can gather safely.” 

COVID-19 vaccination event hosted at GSU on Saturday (free content)

May 14, 2021 - 00:11

Governors State University and South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association are partnering with Walgreens to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the university on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walgreens will have the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine available for children as young as 12 years old and adults. The second dose will be administered on June 6 also at Governors State University.

While undergrad enrollment drops, GSU reports increases in graduate, international students

October 13, 2020 - 20:29

In a historic year marked by a global pandemic and new leadership, Governors State University is reporting surging enrollments in graduate students and double-digit increases in international students.

The university’s census is the official 10-day enrollment report.

Despite a dip in undergraduate headcount enrollment of 5.74 percent, increases in full-time graduate and international students offered some balance in a year upended by COVID-19.


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