When I began my tenure at Governors State University, I looked forward to elevating the visibility and brand of Governors State University. I saw the jewel and wanted to share the vision with others north of I-80. In the decade plus that I have served this institution, I have discovered far more than I originally imagined. The Governors State University Foundation is building relationships that transform the lives and legacies of 我们的学生 and our community. It is with a deep sense of satisfaction and pride that I continue to witness the results of our collective efforts.
Underscoring the University’s mission to provide students with an accessible and exceptional education, 我们的目标是:
- •确保 学生访问 to scholarships and financial support.
- •提供 faculty with resources for meaningful research.
- •促进 community opportunities for impactful collaborations.
- •增强 校友关系.
The Governors State University Foundation is the official fundraising and 私人 gift-receiving agency for the University that allows us to make progress toward these goals.
通过 校友会, 我们提供网络服务, professional development, leadership opportunities, and mentoring to current GSU students.
These 校友 are shaping the future of the GSU community, 我们的学生, and the wider community through engagement, 宣传, and financial contributions.
If you want to be a part of this exceptional group of engaged 校友, 请加入我们 in propelling 我们的学生 to achieve their personal and professional goals. 你的指导, 志愿者领导, or referral for an internship or job opportunity may prove to be the difference in their success—you may already know that yourself.
As Vice President of External Affairs and CEO of the Foundation, I plan to build on the successes of recent years by working with the campus community, 校友及朋友, public and 私人 organizations, and leaders to ensure that GSU facilitates and contributes to the success of this region. With approximately 90% of 校友 residing in nearby communities, it is my goal to unify the area and build a bridge between public, 私人, and municipal entities for the betterment of all. A public university is a public asset—a convener of ambition and growth that is open to everyone.
Whether your passion is for scholarships, 学术项目, 艺术, 体育运动, 校友, 或者另一个领域, your annual investment in GSU provides students and faculty with the resources they need to achieve their academic ambitions and career goals. Invest in your interest 通过与我们合作.