He’s gone from the spacious president’s office in the Henry Administration Building to nondescript Room 3063 of the Business Instructional Facility.
And the UI’s 16th president could not be happier.
“Classroom 3063 is where I teach my undergraduate Campus Honors Program course, Business in American Society, as I have every year since leaving the presidency," Joe White says.
“There, I spend 42 hours each fall term with some of the university’s brightest students, who are freshmen through seniors and from many majors — computer science, music performance, sociology, agricultural economics, civil engineering, etcetera — all together in one classroom.
“What a privilege. It is a thrilling experience and the competence, curiosity and work ethic of the students leave me very optimistic about the future they will create.”