Bruce Pitman announced his plan to retire last week. He's worked for the university since 1973, and he became the dean of students in 1981. Pitman has a master's degree and a PHD from the U of I, and he said it's a very special place for him.
"When you're able to do what you have a passion for in a place that you love, you ought to count yourself a very lucky person," said Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Bruce Pitman. "And I have."
Pitman said he won't retire until after the start of the fall semester because he wants to give the university time to select a new dean to replace him. Interim Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Katherine Akin is forming a search committee that'll choose the next dean.