Governors State University in Illinois Appoints Cheryl Green as Its Sixth President

Cheryl Green was appointed the sixth president of Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. She will take office on July 1.

Governors State University enrolls more than 3,200 undergraduate students and nearly 1,600 graduate students, according to the most up-to-date data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 39 percent of the undergraduate student body.

“As I explore and embrace the impressive history of GSU and its ability to navigate change, promote academic excellence, and lead by example, I am confident that together we will forge a new direction for our university that will serve as a beacon of hope and determination for our students, fellow educators, and our community partners,” Dr. Green said.

Last year, Dr. Green was appointed interim chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. At that time she was vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Earlier, Dr. Green served as assistant vice president of student affairs at Tennessee State University for five years and had previously had a 22-year tenure at Chicago State University.

Dr. Green earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Manchester University in Indiana. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in counseling from Southern Illinois University.

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