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Illinois State University's new president says he's enjoying every aspect of the job.

Reports indicate Larry Dietz, who recently began his first full academic year as the president of the university, everything is "hunky-dory." He was named president of ISU on March 22, following Timothy Flanagan's disorderly conduct conviction and resignation.

Dietz is focused on the future of the university, prioritizing stronger enrollment and more stable leadership this semester, he said. All four vice president positions will be filled in an effort to bring fresh eyes and perspectives to the university, Dietz said.

His Educating Illinois strategic plan aims to provide a supportive, student-centered educational experience, strengthen organizational operation, enhance outreach and partnerships, and prepare students to excel in a globally competitive, culturally diverse and changing environment.

"I'm enjoying the heck out of this position," Dietz said.

He is set to give his first State of the University address next Thursday.

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