The internal candidate for president at Illinois State University says he came to ISU two years ago because of it's stated mission and goals. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Dietz says he was drawn to Normal from Southern Illinois in part because the institution's values and his own are alligned.
"Educating Illinois and all the values, the mission and the vision incorporated in Educating Illinois is one of the reasons I chose to come here in the first place."
During a presentation to the campus community, Dietz said much of his advice to students through the years has been for them to "step up and step out" in leadership. He says, had he not made a bid for president at ISU, he would have been ignoring his own advice. Dietz is the final of four candidates to visit ISU. Trustees will choose from Dietz, Morehead State Provost Karla Hughes, Framingham State President Tim Flanagan and Murray State President Randy Dunn and have Al Bowman's successor on campus by the start of the fall semester.
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