Advancement & Public Services

Jackie Thompson, President of the WIU Foundation Board

The WIU Foundation Board

The generosity of our many constituents is the keystone of support for the University, its people, and its programs. On behalf of the WIU Foundation Board of Directors, thanks to all individuals and businesses for the ongoing loyalty and outstanding support that continues to have a very significant impact on the future of Western Illinois University.

WIU Foundation Board Executive Committee

  • Rhonda Haffner
  • Todd Lester
  • Douglas J. March
  • David L. Miller
  • F. Eugene Strode
  • Jackie Thompson, President
  • Steve Nelson, Vice President
  • Marlin France, Secretary
  • John McMillan, Treasurer
  • James Lodico, Past President
  • Brad Bainter, Executive Officer

Board Members

  • Charles Gilbert
  • John Hallwas
  • Burnell A. Heinecke
  • Karen Henderson
  • Laura Janus
  • Steve McCann
  • Richard P. Miller
  • Ron Peterson
  • Quinton D. Baily
  • Larry Balsamo
  • Robert K. Baumann
  • Philip E. Bradshaw
  • Patrick J. Burke
  • Donald H. Dexter
  • Donald Dieke
  • Lorraine Epperson
  • Nicholas H. Estes

University Representatives of Foundation Board

  • Julie Baker, College of Fine Arts & Communication Development Officer
  • Jessica Butcher, Student Services
  • Bryce Dexter, College of Arts & Sciences Development Officer
  • Cathy Early, Board of Trustees Representative
  • Holly Fecht, Chief Accountant WIU Foundation
  • Alex Geisler, Centennial Honors College
  • Michael Jones, Intercollegiate Athletics Development Officer
  • Dana Moon, College of Education & Human Services Development Officer
  • Becky Paulsen, College of Business and Technology Development Officer
  • Paul Plagenz, WIU-Quad Cities Development Officer
  • Suzanne Woodward, Library Development Officer