Dr. Elaine Maimon in conversation with Carol Marin

Date(s) - 12/03/18
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Maggiano's Banquets

Hosted by
City Club of Chicago

Dr. Elaine Maimon in conversation with Carol Marin

President, Governors State University

City Club of Chicago

Monday, Dec 3, 2018
11:30 a.m. reception/12:00 p.m. luncheon

For over a decade, Dr. Elaine P. Maimon has led transformative change at Governors State University (GSU). An upper-division institution until 2014, GSU is now a comprehensive university with a four-year undergraduate program reflecting the best research on general education and with a residence facility designed as a living/learning community with faculty mentors living in the halls. At GSU, only full-time faculty members teach freshmen. In 2015, GSU won the ACE/Fidelity Investment Award for Institutional Transformation.

GSU’s award-winning Dual Degree Program (DDP), designed in partnership with seventeen Chicago-land community colleges, creates a seamless pathway from the associate degree to a university bachelor’s degree. The Kresge Foundation has honored GSU with a major grant to disseminate DDP principles to universities and colleges across the United States.

GSU’s transformation has strengthened its commitment to the new majority of students: first-generation, students of color, returning adults, and veterans.

An expert in the teaching of writing and a founder of Writing Across the Curriculum, Leading Academic Change: Vision, Strategy, Transformation (2018) and A Writer’s Resource (6th edition).

She is currently on the board of the American Council of Education (ACE).  She is a member of the Will County Center for Economic Development Board and of The Chicago Network, a group of outstanding women leaders.

Her many awards include the Donna Shavlik Award for Women’s Leadership in Higher Education, presented by the American Council on Education (ACE) in 2014 and the Chicagoland ATHENA Leadership Award (2014).

Dr. Maimon earned her B.A. (magna cum laude), M.A., and Ph.D. (with distinction) in English at the University of Pennsylvania.

Carol Marin

Carol is a reporter.

That may be the best, shortest way to sum up her bio, but a few details just in case:
Carol works today as the political editor at NBC5 News in Chicago; as a regular interviewer for public broadcasting on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight; and most recently, as a director of the DePaul University Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence.

Carol’s television news career includes a stint as a correspondent for CBS News working for the news magazines 60Minutes II and 60 Minutes.  And being a prime time anchor for both NBC Chicago and WBBM-TV.

Honors include three George Foster Peabody awards, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia awards, two National Emmys and the George Polk Award for investigative reporting. Though much of Carol’s work involves political reporting, a substantial part of it also includes examinations of public corruption, and organized crime.

When not digging into a story or teaching DePaul students about the profession she loves, Carol can be found cooking vast quantities of food for friends and family or riding and jumping horses.