UIS will award an Honorary Doctor of Letters to Gilbert N. Stein of Springfield, the man who helped elevate Dairy Queen to worldwide status in the 1960s.
As the first president of IDQ, Stein became known as a visionary in the business world. Stein, 92, will receive the honorary degree from UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen and UIS Provost Harry Berman during a private ceremony on December 16.
“The university wants to recognize Mr. Stein for his perseverance in overcoming difficult times, technological challenges, and changing society and market cultures,” Ringeisen said. “In doing so, he made significant contributions to the world of business.” Read more>>