Monday, December 8, 2014

Springfield First Citizens Shine Bright

This past Saturday we celebrated Springfield Day during our men’s basketball game at TRAC. As part of the day’s activities, I hosted a meeting of all the First Citizens of Springfield, each of whom has been so named because of their exceptional contributions to our community. I enjoyed briefing this distinguished group about how the campus is growing in size, visibility and reputation and we had a lively dialogue about ways that the community and the university can collaborate to enhance both the university and the Central Illinois region. These people are shining examples of how each of us can make a difference in our world - Leadership lived!