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Larry Faulkner

Larry Faulkner

UI provost, 1994-98 | President, Texas, 1998-2006

Lincoln Hall carries more than Honest Abe’s surname. The building also comes with the character of our 16th president, Larry Faulkner is convinced. 

“For me," says the former UI provost and Texas president, Lincoln Hall is "the most resonant and sacred place on campus. In my five years as dean of LAS, I worked there and grew to love the way in which the character of the great Abraham Lincoln is woven into the fabric of that building.

“His fierce commitment, tempered everywhere by humility and perspective, is expressed especially in the quotes around the exterior. They provide a daily guide for anyone who carries responsibilities or is interested in a better future.

“Day after day, as I walked into Lincoln Hall, I looked up to see, ‘Let us have faith that right makes might ...’ The Lincoln revealed in this building, a centennial memorial of his birth, is an animating figure for the university’s motto, ‘Learning and Labor.’”