Veterans & Military Personnel

Current WIU Military Liaisons

The Veteran Resource Center (VRC) Liaisons are WIU faculty, staff, and administrators who dedicate time and talent to support the initiatives of the Veteran Resource Center and to provide assistance to military service students across the WIU campuses. The organization began with the hard work of Tim Winchester, Candace McLaughlin, and Andi Potter proposing and leading the charge for the establishment of a Veteran Resource Center and continues today through the Military Friendly Credentialing Program and other activities coordinated by the Liaisons.

List of VRC Liaisons
Last Name First Name Title Department Phone Email
Bitner Christopher Assistant Professor Law Enforcement and Justice Administration 309-298-1038 ce-bitner@wiu.edu
Creasey Susan Assistant Professor Management and Marketing 309-298-1535 sr-creasey@wiu.edu
Cruise Tracy Professor, WIU Psychology Clinic Director Psychology 309-298-1745 tk-cruise@wiu.edu
Dace Marsha Counselor University Counseling Center 309-298-2453 mj-dace@wiu.edu
Desplinter Ashley Office Manager Engineering Technology 309-762-9481 ab-desplinter@wiu.edu
Donahoo Drew Associate Director Admissions 309-298-3157 am-donahoo@wiu.edu
Ervin Carl Assistant Director Multicultural Center 309-298-3379 cw-ervin@wiu.edu
Hallinan Tim Director of Annual Giving Western Illinois University Foundation 309-298-1874 tp-hallinan@wiu.edu
Howard Bill Professor Art and Design 309-298-1549 wr-howard@wiu.edu
Keithley Ember Advisor Agricultural Advising 309-298-2100 el-keithley@wiu.edu
Klingler Samantha Director Student Development and Success Center 309-298-1884 sj-klingler@wiu.edu
Knox Bill Professor English 309-298-2505 wl-knox@wiu.edu
LaFlam Richard Senior Instructor Computer Science 309-298-1452 rj-laflam@wiu.edu
Lawhorn Barbara Associate Professor English 309-298-2754 bc-lawhorn@wiu.edu
Miller Jackie Retention Associate Office of Retention Initiatives 309-298-2295 jm-veuleman@wiu.edu
Pettigrew Ronald Program Director Veterans Resource Center 309-298-3505 r-pettigrew@wiu.edu
Pickett Larry ROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer Military Science (ROTC) 309-298-1161 lh-pickett@wiu.edu
Piper Tim Associate Professor Kinesiology 309-298-1781 tj-piper@wiu.edu
Potter Andi Academic Advisor Engineering Technology 309-298-2100 ad-potter@wiu.edu
Rhoads Troy Assistant Vice President  Facilities Management 309-298-1834 te-rhoads@wiu.edu
Roberts Tim Chariperson History 309-298-1053 tm-roberts@wiu.edu
Robinett Jeremy Associate Professor Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration 309-298-1967 jl-robinett@wiu.edu
Root Dyan Assistant Director  Financial Aid 309-298-2446 dl-root@wiu.edu
Wilson Joani Deputy Director  Registrar 309-298-2515 jm-wilson@wiu.edu