Larry Dietz, Ph.D

Board Member

Larry Dietz came to the University in June 2011 as vice president for Student Affairs.  He became the 19th president of Illinois State University March 22, 2014. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, elected officials, and the University community, Dietz oversees a university with an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students and 3,600 faculty and staff members and a budget of over $400 million.  He is also a tenured associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations.

Previously, he served as vice chancellor for Student Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), special assistant to the chancellor, and as a tenured associate professor in educational administration and higher education. Prior to his tenure there he served as vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, among other leadership positions, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and in leadership positions at Iowa State University. 

Dietz earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration and his master's degree in higher education and student personnel from Iowa State University and his bachelor's degree in political science from Southern Illinois University.  He attended the Institute for Educational Management and the Harvard Management Development Programs at Harvard University, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany.

Dietz has published in numerous journals and has been a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences on multiple topics. He has extensive international experience having supervised a campus in Japan