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Board of Directors

The Illinois State University Alumni Association board of directors are the ambassadors, advocates, and advisors, serving to strengthen the University’s traditions, its future growth, and its networks of influence. Alumni Association directors commit to the following responsibilities:

  • Attendance and participation in up to four board meetings annually
  • Service on at least one Alumni Association Board committee
  • Regular participation in Illinois State University events or programs
  • Advocacy for Illinois State University and promotion of school spirit
  • Annual giving to Illinois State University and the Alumni Association Scholarship

Become a Board Member

To be considered as a candidate for the 2024 Alumni Association board of directors election, please complete our board of directors application by February 21, 2024. Those completed after this date will be considered for the following year. Contact Alumni Engagement with questions and for more information.

Tim Griffin

Tim Griffin '93

Springfield, IL

Leah Walton

Leah Walton '88, M.S. '92

Past President
Westchester, IL

Susan Nelson-Brown

Susan Nelson-Brown '78

Dallas, TX

Julia Durnell

Julia Durnell '19, M.S. '22

Bloomington, IL

Karyn L. Aguirre

Karyn L. Aguirre '86

Chicago, IL

Danielle Brink

Danielle Brink '06

Lisle, IL

Jay Groves

Jay Groves '80, M.S. '83

Bloomington, IL

Daniel Jackson

Daniel Jackson '18

Chicago, IL

Joe McGuire

Joe McGuire '77

Metamora, IL

Lutitia Mills

Lutitia Mills '91

Kansas City, MO

Matthew Rillie

Matthew Rillie '15

Chicago, IL

Brent Scholl

Brent Scholl '81

Polo, IL

Stan Shingles

Stan Shingles '82, M.S. '88

Mount Pleasant, MI

Steve Smith

Steve Smith '89, M.S. '93

Elk Grove Village, IL

Toni Wells

Toni Wells '16

Oak Park, IL

Robert Navarro

Robert Navarro '91, M.S. '93, Ph.D. '02

Board of Trustees Alumni Board Liaison
Plainfield, IL