Cathy Engelkes

engelkesDeputy Director, Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union

Maintaining the “living room of the University”.  Oversees staff supervision, building improvements, strategic planning, budgets, Family Weekend and all business operations located in the Union.


Educational Background

Previous Experience in Higher Education:

Eastern Illinois University employee since 1977

Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union employee since 1979.

Held several positions in the Union advancing with promotions based on increased responsibilities.


Professional Involvement

Association Memberships:

Association of College Unions International

Illinois Union Directors

National Association of College Auxiliary Services

National Association of Convenience Stores

Professional Leadership Positions:

Union Advisory Board, Chair

Student Affairs Staff Development Committee


Achievements, Honors, Awards

Renovations of the Martin Luther, King, Jr. University Union including Bookstore, Student Lounge, Panther Pantry, Grand Ballroom, University Ballroom, Alumni Lounge, 1895 Room, Cyber Lounge, Copy Express, maintenance upgrade, and Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute.