Hello Student Affairs Alumni and Friends!

I am excited to have the privilege of serving as Illinois State’s Vice President for Student Affairs. Since arriving in July, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many students, staff, and alumni. I’m learning what you already know, the Division of Student Affairs at Illinois State is providing students with exceptional opportunities to grow and develop through rich educational experiences that reach every corner of campus. I’m committed to continuing the standard of excellence for the student experience as well as building greater relationships with you, our alumni and friends.

I hope through this newsletter you are able to stay up-to-date on what is happening on campus and see how the support of alumni and friends are making a difference for students. I encourage you today, on the first day of classes, to think back on your ISU experience and share your story with us at alumni.illinoisstate.edu/studentaffairs/ through our Reconnect Form.

I look forward to the opportunity to meet you during our upcoming events featured in the newsletter. In the meantime, follow me on Twitter (@LevesterJohnson) to see what’s happening on campus.

Go Redbirds!

Dr. Levester “LJ” Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs

Homecoming football fans celebrates

The Division of Student Affairs welcomes all alumni and friends to join us for Homecoming 2016 celebrating a #NormalTradition at our Tailgate Tent.

SGA leaders in 2008

The Division of Student Affairs wants to hear about your Redbird experiences! Whether you graduated last year or 40 years ago, take a moment to reflect on the experiences that made your time at Illinois State special and share them with us!

Row of arcade games

Join the Division of Student Affairs at Emporium Arcade and Bar in Chicago for a night of arcade games and fun. You bring your favorite memories from your time on campus, and we will bring some of your favorite Bloomington-Normal goodies.

Adam and Harriett pose outside tent

Do you miss being involved with ISU? Want to give back your time and talents to an area you are passionate about? The Division of Student Affairs has the answer for you.

Students at a Career Center event

The Career Center offers free career support to Illinois State students and alumni to help them gain the competitive edge in their career.

Advisor talks to student

Are you looking to change careers? Experiencing challenges as a supervisor? Looking to build your professional network? If you answered yes to any of these, then join the Division of Student Affairs for Career Coaching Chats.