Governors State University Cuts Ribbon on $25.3 Million Science, Health Sciences & Technology Wing

University Park, IL –(ENEWSPF)—August 19, 2014. On September 5, Governors State University (GSU) will officially open its newly renovated science, health sciences & technology wing. The 80,000 square feet of renovated research and teaching space will provide students and faculty a state-of-the-art facility unequalled at a public university in south Chicagoland.

“We appreciate this $25.3 million investment in the future of our university and of our students. The State of Illinois supported this state-of-the-art renovation. Our faculty gained additional funds from the National Science Foundation, demonstrating their commitment to work with the state to provide the best education for our students,” said Elaine P. Maimon, GSU President. “GSU students now have the opportunity to do science in twenty-first century labs with cutting edge equipment.”

Housed in the new space will be programs and departments from two of the GSU colleges: From the College of Arts & Sciences: programs in biology, chemistry, computer science, information technology and mathematics; and from the College of Health and Human Services: Departments of Communication Disorders, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.

The opening of the renovated science and technology wing culminates the GSU celebration of its transformation to a four-year university. New facilities such as Prairie Place, the first-ever GSU residence hall, and additional facility renovations dot the campus.

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois.