Council of Administrative Personnel

President: Amanda Shoemaker


Amanda ShoemakerAmanda is the Associate Alumni Director. In this role, she is responsible for assisting with management and administration as well as planning alumni events including Homecoming; coordinating marketing and public relations efforts; working with colleges and departments - - including athletics, admissions and career services - - on alumni-related topics; supporting the WIU Alumni Council; coordinating the Alumni Awards events; and advising the Student Alumni Association. She also serves as the webmaster for the Alumni Association's web site and she manages RockeNetwork, WIU's own online social network. Also at Western, she coaches the Westernaires, the Marching Leathernecks color guard. Amanda began her career at WIU in 2005 as the Assistant Alumni Director. Prior to her time at Western, she was previously employed at KHQA TV 7 News in Quincy, Illinois as an anchor, producer and reporter. She earned her bachelor degree in Communications/Theatre and Political Science from Illinois College in 2001 and a M.S. degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Western in 2011.

In the community, she volunteers with the Humane Society; is a member of P.E.O., Chapter AL; and serves on the Alumni Association Board of Directors at Illinois College as well as the Board of Governors for the Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series.