Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

Jill Cassady, Instructor

Jill CassadyJill Cassady earned both her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science Degrees from Eastern Illinois University. 

She began teaching at Western Illinois University in 2002 for the Western Area Career System (WACS).  This program encompasses career technical education classes to high school junior and senior level students.  Cassady has focused her efforts in the Culinary Arts and Fashion Merchandising areas.  She continues to teach the WACS culinary class while also teaching college level Quantity Foods and Hospitality Management courses for the Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising and Hospitality. 

Prior to joining the staff of Western Illinois University Cassady was a retail manager and district retail manager for Glik’s department store.  Her retail experience and culinary expertise have provided her with a wide variety of experience in the world of food and fashion.