Wagner, Dr. Richard

​Dr. Dick Wagner began working at the Illinois Board of Higher Education in 1969, and in 1980 became IBHE's Executive Director, serving in that position until his retirement in 1998, the longest serving head of IBHE. During Dr. Wagner's tenure he assisted in the dramatic growth of the state's community college system, and focused on the enhancement and quality performance of the state's many institutions of higher learning. As the Executive Director, he helped guide the state through a dramatic reorganization of those institutions in 1995.