In the course of three short years, the first Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program in the State of Illinois was planned, developed, and implemented—largely due to the tireless efforts of Dianne Meyer. While many master’s programs were discussing the feasibility and need for an AuD program, Meyer was already effectively creating and designing the AuD program for Rush University. By redefining the curriculum, refocusing her faculty, and utilizing quality clinical practitioners in the community, she set the standard for residential AuD programs. It was through her vision, energy, creativity, and tenacity that the bar for academic and clinical training has been raised.