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  Welcome to Illinois State University, Dr. Solomonson!  
  Lucas Maxwell  11/19/2019 12:14:00 PM  

Dear Illinois Agricultural Education Family –

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Jay Solomonson has accepted our offer to join the faculty at Illinois State University as Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education beginning in August of 2020.

Dr. Solomonson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will advance our undergraduate and graduate programs in Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communication and Leadership. His 16 years as an Agricultural Educator and CTE Director, experience as a community college instructor, and involvement with the FCAE project, coupled with his preparation in Teacher Education from Iowa State University make him uniquely qualified to hit the ground running her at Illinois State University.

On a more personal note, having known Jay since we were undergraduates and then as beginning ag teachers, I am excited to welcome him to the team here at Illinois State University. I know that Jay shares the same passion for Illinois Agricultural Education that I do and I look forward to working with him to serve our profession.

If you would like to send Dr. Solomonson a message of congratulations please email him at

It is a great time to be at Illinois State, Go Redbirds!


Lucas D. Maxwell, PhD
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education | Agricultural Education Program Coordinator | CASE Affiliate Professor

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