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).

Elaine's professional website is www.elainemaimon.com.

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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