Dr. Lorenzo Pace is an international artist and author. He is well known for his award winning African American Heritage Children’s book Jalani and the Lock. Lorenzo has created and installed a national monument in New York CIty Triumph of the Human Spirit to commemorate the oldest African American burial site in the United States. As an artist his work transcends race internationally to performance. He recently has a major installation at the dedication of the first Contemporary Art Museum in China, The Sunshine Museum, Beijing, China
“What affected me most during my time at Illinois State was the Chair, Fred Mills. His tremendous dedication to Student Success and mentorship inspired me to embrace a lifetime of creation. The greatest ideal I gained from Illinois State is the example of experience in faculty, research, collegiality, and resourcefulness.