Inauguration icon Greetings and Call to Leadership

Greetings from the Town of Normal
Christopher Koos, Mayor of Normal

On behalf of all the Citizens of Normal, Illinois I welcome to our community President Richard Wilson, the 18th President if Illinois Wesleyan University. President Wilson continues the long tradition of scholastic excellence, integrity, professionalism and dedication long epitomized by his predecessors.

When looking a map of the Bloomington Normal community, one will see a small sliver of Illinois Wesleyan University spilling into Normal. In his short time at IWU, President Wilson has chosen to overlook the constraints of physical boundaries and has extended the presence and spirit of Illinois Wesleyan University throughout the Town of Normal and the community as a whole. I look forward to standing with President Wilson as he continues to build the image and prestige Illinois Wesleyan University. Great Towns and Cities are defined by the quality of their citizens, neighborhoods, businesses, and institutions. Illinois Wesleyan University, with the guidance of President Richard Wilson endures as an exemplary educational institution and a bright beacon for our community.

I am proud to stand with him as an ally in this cause.