Presidential Search Committee meets

giant bell covered in show and surrounded by wintery landscape.

The process to search for the 20th president of Illinois State University has begun. The search committee held its first meeting February 1, via Zoom.

A message from President Dietz, December 10, 2020


Since March, students, faculty, and staff have worked tirelessly, spending thousands of hours planning and implementing our safe return to teaching and learning. As we have made and implemented plans over the last several months, we have also changed them at a moment’s notice due to circumstances beyond our control.

President Larry Dietz announces plans to retire

Larry Dietz at a wood podium with banners for Illinois State University in the background.

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz announced Friday he will retire as the University’s 19th president on June 30, 2021, capping a higher education career surpassing 50 years.


President Dr. Larry H. Dietz

We are entering the holiday season, which is a time for gatherings and reflection as the year ends.