Illinois State University Media Relations

April 23, 2013

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Farewell Reception May 9

Photo of Al Bowman and his wifeThe campus community is invited to say goodbye and thank you to President and Mrs. Al Bowman for their service to Illinois State University at the university-wide Farewell Reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.

The reception is being hosted by the vice presidents of Illinois State and a formal program will take place at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Al Bowman announced last December that he was retiring after a career spanning 35 years at Illinois State, the last 10 as the University's 17th president. He joined Illinois State in 1978 as a faculty member in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology (now Communication Sciences and Disorders).  

He was appointed chairperson of the department in 1994. In the 2002-2003 academic year, Bowman left the chair's position to serve as Illinois State's interim provost. He served as interim president of Illinois State from June 2003 until he was named president in March 2004.

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