Donald F. McHenry

A voice for the nation

Alumnus Donald McHenry has made history as the man who successfully negotiated international disputes while serving as the U.S. Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

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Distinguished Alum Donald McHenry ’57 sitting in a recliner in an office

Illinois State University Distinguished Alum Donald McHenry ’57 never worked for the president who said “Speak softly but carry a big stick.”

Digital watercolor painting of campus and students walking through the Jesse Fell gates

Something very subtle and successful has happened in the Office of Admissions. Staff have implemented academic policies, created a system of partnerships, and established an outreach plan so effective that enrollment has shifted. Today one in three students attending ISU is a transfer.

Doug Collins playing basketball for ISU

The court at Redbird Arena may not bear Doug Collins’ name without a fateful decision to stay on for his senior year at Illinois State University.

Brendan Hunt poses for photo.

Illinois State University alum Brendan Hunt co-created and co-stars in the hit show Ted Lasso.

Cybersecurity maze

Illinois State University’s cybersecurity program is preparing the next generation of specialists to fight cybercrime.