Gayle Spencer 1987

Gayle SpencerDegree: Bachelor of Science from University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1983, Master's in College Student Personnel from WIU in 1987 and Ph.D. in Student Counseling and Personnel Services from Kansas State University in 2004.


Business Information: Director, Illinois Leadership Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Advice for Freshman: Get organized and go to class. If you need help, ask for it. Ask your RA, an academic advisor or a professor. There are many wonderful people at WIU there for you!

Favorite WIU Memory: All the great events we had on campus for students. The Office of Student Activities, both staff and students, worked tirelessly to have great things for students to see and learn. My experience at WIU set me up for a wonderful career in higher education.

Family Information: Married to Dale Billam; we have two children, Kady and Thom. My favorite thing to do is to attend and watch sports. From Cubs baseball, to Blackhawks hockey, to Big Ten Sporting events; I love it all! I also love to travel.