With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, I cannot help but be thankful for all of our alumni and friends and for the great year we have had in the Division of Student Affairs! I was reminded of the wonderful support we have when seeing you all at our annual Student Affairs Alumni and Friends Homecoming Tailgate and at numerous Homecoming festivities. It was great to hear your Redbird stories and see your passion for Illinois State and the Division of Student Affairs! We hope you take a moment to read some of our Redbird stories in this newsletter and see what is happening on campus.
This fall kicked off an exciting time for Illinois State University as we officially launched our University Campaign, Redbirds Rising. We have an ambitious goal of $150 million to support this great University we all love. Student Affairs is excited to do their part to reach that goal, and I hope you learn more about our efforts in our Honoring the Student Experience in Redbirds Rising article.
The excitement is not over as we approach a very special Tuesday at Illinois State University on November 28. (Can you guess what this exciting day day is?) Be sure to mark your calendar to check out our social media accounts and see just how exciting this day will be. I promise it will be a day full of surprises and fun as we spread Redbird Pride across the country!
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!
Dr. Levester “LJ” Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs