Future Mr. President

Of Indiana State, that is! Derek Griffin, ’20, went from thinking he wasn’t college material to aspiring to lead the university some day.

BY Betsy Simon

Learning to lead

As advocates for their peers and teammates, Sycamores know leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

BY Sarah Kuta

Cultivating leadership

Sororities and fraternities offer a place for strong social bonds, but they also improve academic performance and give aspiring leaders a chance to hone their skills.

BY Betsy Simon

What does it mean to be black in America?

Vice President of Student Affairs Willie Banks says ‘there is no barometer on being black.’ He uses his experiences of the world, his loving family and encounters with intolerance to make the campus a better place for Sycamores.

BY Jamina M. Tribbett

Mari A. Swayne, ’95, GR ’98

A “double Sycamore,” Mari A. Swayne hopes to some day earn her Ph.D. at Indiana State and become a “triple.”

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch

Beyond the bow-tie

State’s new Vice President for Student Affairs Willie Banks Jr. says he is inspired by students who persevere and succeed, despite the odds.

BY Dave Taylor

Punk rock provost

Indiana State’s new Provost Mike Licari likes punk rock and launching rockets, but he’s also dedicated to service and helping students.

BY Dave Taylor