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college student retention


Governors State University has been selected to receive a Title III grant of $1.99 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP).

The GSU grant will be used to fund a program called “Integrating Pathways: Student Success and Retention through Junior Year Transition,” which focuses on student success in transitioning to the junior year and attaining a baccalaureate degree.

The program is under the direction of Deborah E. Bordelon, PhD, GSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. It will create “The Center for the Junior Year” (CJY) at Governors State, which will provide the mechanism to remove degree completion barriers , and to increase opportunities for students to participate in activities identified by research to improve degree completion.