Friday, August 16, 2013

My kind of lunch break

I continue to be amazed at the number of people with a UIS connection at each and every event I attend in Springfield and throughout the central Illinois region. This week I had the pleasure of being the speaker at the Springfield Chapter of the Association of Women in Communication. It was like walking into a room full of family and instantly feeling comfortable. The majority of professionals in the room were UIS alums who still feel very connected to UIS and nearly all are regular visitors to campus. The topic of my presentation was "Leadership lived" and how a university goes about developing and implementing a new image in ways that enhance its visibility and reputation. It was great fun, especially because this particular group really understood the topic – its what they do in their work every day! 

Thanks to Illinois Issues magazine's Rachel Lattimore for the invitation to be part of this interesting group for a short while. Shouldn’t most lunches be like this?