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Alumni Association Board of Directors

Alumni Association Mission

The Eastern Illinois University Alumni Association supports and fosters the overall mission of the University. It strives to continuously inspire the loyalty and commitment of all alumni through communicating issues of significance involving the campus and alumni, providing member benefits, facilitating involvement through alumni activities, recognizing professional and volunteer accomplishments of alumni, and providing opportunities for alumni to contribute to advancing the interests and enhancing the cultural diversity of Eastern and its alumni.

Alumni Association Vision

The Eastern Illinois University Alumni Association is committed to meeting the diverse needs of both alumni and the University. It accomplishes this through a proactive effort of interactive communication with the alumni and University staff, developing relationships between alumni and students, offering services to alumni which promote personal and professional growth, and celebrating the accomplishments of alumni while securing the resources to allow for the support of the mission. Through the collective effort of alumni, University staff, faculty, students, and the Board of Trustees, the value of the Eastern collegiate educational experience is continually enhanced.

Executive Committee 2016-2017

President: Terry Prillaman | '81 | Champaign, IL

Vice President: Christopher Swing | '03, '04 | Lerna, IL

Secretary/Treasurer: Michelle Ochs | ’03 | Carpentersville, IL

Past President (ex-officio): Tom DuBois '78, '85 | Spring Grove, IL

Executive Director (ex-officio): Steve Rich '06

Directors 2016-2017

Ken Baker | ’72, ’73 | Charleston, IL

Gary Ballinger | ’99 | Indianapolis, IN

Ron Deedrick | ’05 | Pinckneyville, IL

Matt Ewald | ’98 | Naperville, IL

Chelsey Gerstenecker | ’99, ’04 | Urbana, IL

Timothy Hamann | ’00 | Chicago, IL

Mary Anne Hanner | ’72, '74 | Oakland, IL

Gary Hull | ’85, ’87 | Tarpon Springs, FL

Marty Morgan | ’92 | Lake Bluff, IL

Nick Owens | ’03 | Conroe, TX

Kenneth Spells | ’01, ’03 | South Bend, IN

Peggy Stankoven | ’82 | St. Louis, MO

Julie Sterling | ’76, ’77 | Charleston, IL

Bonita Tillman | ’80 | St. Louis, MO

Alan Zuber | ’78, ’83 | Paris, IL

Carol Zuhone | ’83 | Savoy, IL


Applicants sought for EIU Alumni Association Board

The EIU Alumni Association is currently seeking applicants for a position on the board of directors, with the term to begin in July of this year. Graduates applying to serve on the board should be interested in advancing the interests of our alma mater and willing to actively participate in Association and university activities. The board meets four times annually (January, April, July and October) and directors are expected to attend each meeting. Applicants must also be members of the Alumni Association.

To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest and a resume to Steve Rich at swrich@eiu.edu by April 1, 2017.