An interview with Dr. Al Bowman, president of Illinois State University.
Dr. Bowman was appointed President of Illinois State University on March 1, 2004, having served as the Chairman of its Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and director of its Down Syndrome Speech-Language Clinic. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois where he received its distinguished alum designation in 2007, a Master’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Augustana College. He serves as a director of the Commerce Bank, BroMenn Healthcare and McLean County Museum of History. His wife, Linda, earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in speech pathology from ISU and is an academic advisor at ISU; they have two daughters.
Dr. Bowman details the value of an education, those who have succeeded without a college education, the functions of his role as the President, and his nearly 24-hour a day commitment to the University.