Larry Quane ’66 became a faculty member in the Department of Industrial Technology in 1967. Returning to campus one year after he earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics, Quane taught safety courses while completing his doctorate at Michigan State University.
While he enjoyed teaching and rose to full professor, much of Quane’s 42-year Illinois State career involved working with students at an administrative level. He managed the academic probation and reinstatement of students and also developed a variety of student academic support services.
Quane worked in the provost’s area as an assistant and associate dean of undergraduate instruction before serving as acting chair for Criminal Justice Sciences. Among his many other administrative roles were associate dean and acting dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology, director of University College, acting University Registrar and acting executive director of Extended University.
“I was fortunate to be able to contribute to the University in a lot of ways,” Quane said of the various positions. He counts shifting registration, grade reporting and the degree audit system online while registrar and the development of University College among his most significant actions.
Quane was also actively involved in campus shared governance prior to his retirement in 2009. He served on the Academic Senate four years in various roles, including as chair. He engaged with ISU’s governing board as well as a member of the Joint University Advisory Committee to the Board of Regents.
A member of the University’s golf team while an undergraduate, Quane remains faithful to Redbird Athletics. He has been a member of the official bench crew for women’s basketball and volleyball for more than 30 years. His service was recognized with induction into the Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame in 2014.
A resident of Normal with his wife, Sue, Quane chairs Illinois State credit union’s board of directors. He is frequently found at ISU’s Weibring Golf Club and enjoys his family, which includes two adult sons and twin grandchildren.
He can be reached at lquane@IllinoisState.edu.