Board of Trustees
Carney Barr, Olympia Fields
Bruce Friefeld, Secretary, Naperville
Cornelius Griggs, Chicago
Patrick Ormsby, Chair, Flossmoor
Masah Renwick, Olympia Fields
Anibal Taboas, Woodridge
Lorraine Tyson, Vice Chair, Chicago
Yolanda Denise Pitts, Student Trustee, Chicago
Officers of the University
Elaine P. Maimon, President
Deborah Bordelon, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
Gebeyehu Ejigu, Interim Vice President for Administration and Finance
Alexis Kennedy, Vice President and General Counsel
William Davis, Vice President for Development
Aurelio Valente, Vice President for Student Affairs
Information in this catalog is subject to change and does not constitute a contract or warranty that the university will continue indefinitely to offer the program in which a student is enrolled. The university expressly reserves the right to change, phase out, or discontinue any policy or program. Such changes take precedence over catalog statements.
This catalog is for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students should keep the catalog for referral throughout their academic career. Students who first enroll at Governors State University during the 2017-2018 academic year must fulfill the requirements stated in this catalog and its updates, as applicable, or they may elect to substitute the requirements in any subsequent catalog published while they are enrolled in the university. A student must, however, meet the requirements from one catalog only, rather than choosing a portion from one catalog and the remainder from another.
The catalog is posted on the GSU website at www.govst.edu/catalog.
Affirmative Action Statement
Governors State University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity university which administers its educational and employment programs in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, citizenship, unfavorable discharge from military service, or veteran status.
Governors State does not discriminate against students for observing religious holidays and will reasonably accommodate the religious observance of individual students regarding admission, class attendance, and the scheduling of examinations and academic work requirements. Students seeking such accommodation should contact the Diversity Officer in the Human Resources Department for assistance.
The general university phone number is 708.534.5000. The GSU website address is www.govst.edu.