University Park, IL –(ENEWSPF)—November 14, 2014. Governors State University officially opened its newly renovated Library and Computer Connection Central – or CUBE.
After nearly nine months of designing, bidding and building, and a construction investment of more than $2.5 million, the Library and CUBE are the newest star attractions on campus.
President Elaine P. Maimon thanked those whose vision and hard work drove the design and building process, including Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff
Dr. Gebeyehu Ejigu and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Deborah Bordelon, as well as the project teams and contractors.
Also helping cut the ribbon was GSU Board of Trustees Chairman Brian Mitchell, who said, “A university’s library is its heart – its living room. A place where people gather to study, work on research papers, look for something to read (or listen to) during their precious few free hours. A university library is – I have always thought – a special place.”
Both Maimon and Mitchell applauded the project teams’ focus on putting the needs of students front and center. “Providing computer support is an essential component of what we do for our students. That is why places like GSU’s Cube are so important – providing the necessary equipment in a safe and comfortable environment to better serve our students,” said Mitchell.
President Maimon closed by adding: “This ribbon cutting is not an ending. We will continue to improve the library and are also working to update the computer services – and Wi-Fi services – across the university.”
Governors State University was founded in 1969 as an upper division university. Today, as a four-year university, more than 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students choose from 64 degree and 24 certificate programs that prepare them for success in business, industry, healthcare, the arts and education. GSU is a public university located 40 miles south of Chicago in University Park, IL offering the most affordable undergraduate tuition in the state. GSU is committed to embracing diversity and academic excellence.