Elaine P. Maimon


Elaine P. Maimon is the fifth president of Governors State University (GSU); she has lead the university in creating seamless pathways to student success, earning GSU the 2015 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. Dr. Maimon came to GSU with considerable administrative and faculty experience: Chancellor, University of Alaska Anchorage; Vice President, Arizona State University, where she led the West Campus; Dean of Experimental Programs, Queens College (CUNY); Associate Dean of the College, Brown University; Associate Vice President, Arcadia University (Beaver College); and Assistant Professor of English, Haverford College. An expert in the teaching of writing and a founder of Writing Across the Curriculum, Dr. Maimon has published many books, including A Writer's Resource (6th edition). Her numerous awards include the Donna Shavlik Award for Women’s Leadership in Higher Education (ACE, 2014) and the Chicagoland ATHENA Leadership Award (2014).

A Checklist for Transformative Leaders by Elaine Maimon, from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Designing Higher Ed for a Healthy Democracy: How one institution made the shift to helping underserved students reach their academic goals, from University Business Magazine.

Author's Books

Leading Academic Change

Vision, Strategy, Transformation

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