Redbird football fans got to know Illinois State President Larry Dietz during a video interview that played during halftime September 13.

Dietz has been president since March, making this his first fall sports season as the University’s leader. During the sit-down interview, Dietz talked about settling into the new job, the University’s growing enrollment and improved rankings, and the direction of the Athletics program. Check out the full video interview above.

Dietz will deliver the annual State of the University address at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 18, in the Center for the Performing Arts. He will speak for 15 to 20 minutes before responding to questions. A reception will follow.

If you can’t make it to campus, the State of the University address will be streamed live off the Illinois State University homepage.

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