When it came time for the Normal, Illinois native to decide where to pursue his college education, Dr. David Mouser selected the University of Illinois. He chose to attend the University of Illinois because it had the “benefits of a Big 10 institution combined with the small school feel and support from the College of ACES. If I had a question, problem, or just needed support, I could always find someone that could help me in person! That made all the difference for me.”
Dr. Mouser graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree and in 2001 with a Masters of Science degree in Agricultural Education. After graduation in 1997, he began his career in the classroom as a high school agriculture instructor before ultimately becoming a building principal, and then a district superintendent.
On a daily basis, you can see Dr. Mouser using his leadership and communication skills as he adapts to the many roles he encounters during a typical day. On any given occasion, Dr. Mouser is asked to support students, evaluate and mentor staff, and represent his school district in local and state events.
Looking back on his experiences at the University of Illinois, Dr. Mouser says he is “proud” to be an Illini. “The college of ACES provided a nurturing environment for me to learn to expand my horizons and to take professional risks. The education, relationships, and experiences that I had at during my time at the University of Illinois absolutely helped prepare me for the career I am blessed to have today. Go Illini!!!”