Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Dr. Robert Easter is set to retire as President of the University of Illinois this summer. Dr. Easter is worthy of mention here because of his distinguished career at the University of Illinois College of Agriculture. I met Dr Easter a couple of times and he seemed very laid back for a man in his position. His dedication to the University however, along with his impeccable integrity lead him to the top post at the University and he took over as President in scandalous times. I am not sure who the last President was who had an agriculture background, but it really is fitting that he run our land grant university. The Alumni News chronicles his entire distinguished career from Texas farm boy to University president. I hope you will check it out.