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Larry Dietz began his duties as Illinois State’s vice president of Student Affairs in June. He will oversee the Dean of Students Office, Student Health Services, Student Counseling Center, University Housing Services, Disability Concerns, Career Center, Campus Dining Services, Campus Recreation Services, and the University Police.
Dietz earned his Ph.D. in higher education administration from Iowa State University. He attended the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University, a Fulbright International Education Seminar for Administrators in Germany, and the Harvard Management Development Program.
He previously served as an administrator at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Iowa State University. For the past decade he was vice chancellor for Student Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he was a tenured associate professor in educational administration and higher education. He has led 15 departments, managed a budget of $68 million with more than 500 staff members, and negotiated agreements with several international institutions.