Office of the President
At Illinois State University we live our mission. We work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.
As a campus community we also live our values—Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. We work with students as partners in their educational development inside and outside of the classroom so that students come to appreciate learning as an active and lifelong process. We provide a supportive environment that places all learners at the center of teaching and scholarship. We foster an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding, ethical behavior, and social justice. We promote an environment defined by the highest ethical standards. And we prepare students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society.
Our graduates are successful in their careers and engaged in their communities. They are proud to be Redbirds and give back to the institution that they love.
In moving forward, we will stay true to our core values and what has made Illinois State University a top national university. At the same time, we will cultivate innovation seeking ways to better the institution, improve teaching, scholarship, and public service, and enhance cultural understanding and civic engagement.
Join us in raising the Redbirds to new heights.
Larry H. Dietz, Ph.D.
Larry Dietz serves as the 19th president of Illinois State University, a position he assumed on March 22, 2014.
Illinois State University President Larry Dietz has announced the appointment of Kyle Brennan as the Redbirds’ Director of Athletics, effective January 15.
President Larry H. Dietz
Pre-recorded - Tuesday, September 10, 2020
Dr. Larry H. Dietz
Dr. Aondover Tarhule
Dr. Levester Johnson
Dr. Brent Paterson
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff
Dr. Doris Houston
Interim Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion
Interim Assistant to the President for Communication
Dr. Jonathan Lackland