Student Life

Out List

Below is a list of at least some of the WIU faculty, staff, and administrators who self-identify as trans* and/or non-heterosexual. In addition to their names, the list includes how they identify and their affiliation to the university (i.e., department or job title).

Out List
Name How They Identify Affiliation
Matthew Beck Gay Counselor Education
Scott Brouette Gay Assistant Director Student Services
Sam Brown Bisexual University and Housing Dining Services
Chase Catalano Trans*/Queer  
Merrill Cole Queer Professor of English and Advisor for the Queer Studies minor
Virginia Diehl Lesbian Psychology
Casey LaFrance Queer Political Science
Bill Kincaid Gay

Theatre and Dance


Sandy McFadden Lesbian Psychology
Susan Meiers Lesbian  
Lisa Melz-Jennings Lesbian Intercollegiate Athletics
Joseph Rives Gay  
Bill Thompson Queer University Libraries/English Department/UPI President
Lynn Thompson Gay School of Music
Craig Tollini Gay Sociology and Anthropology/chair of UCOSOGIE