Today, I took in the splendor of Southern Illinois University’s ‘Renewed Campus Lake.’ You may recall that for several months the Lake has been dry, overall, due to removing the water to facilitate the removal of toxic algae. The torrential rain that Southern Illinois received last weekend has re-filled the scenic body of water and even to overflowing its’ banks.
SIU is not only distinct in its’ outstanding Academic Disciplines that it offers, but it is located on one of the most beautiful, natural, physical locations, in the United States.
As I walked around Campus today…I was again heartened to see so many Tours being conducted by our wonderful students. The wide eyed wonderment of not only the prospective students but also their parents always give me a thrill!
SIU is truly indescribable in its’ beauty and its’ unique history…and its’ vision for opportunity, for all!
Soon, we will choose our new Chancellor…let us pick a person who has a love for the particularly remarkable University that SIU is and the one of its’ kind location that it is planted in.