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Todd Lester

James Lodico
President, 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

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

Board Members

  • Burnell A. Heinecke
  • Karen Henderson
  • Lawrence J. Horvath
  • Laura Janus
  • Steve McCann
  • J. Dixson McRaven
  • Richard P. Miller
  • Ron Peterson
  • John C. Shanklin
  • Quinton D. Baily
  • Larry Balsamo
  • Robert K. Baumann
  • Alfred D. Boyer
  • Philip E. Bradshaw
  • Patrick J. Burke
  • Donald H. Dexter
  • Donald Dieke
  • Lorraine Epperson
  • Nicholas H. Estes
  • James R. Garner
  • Charles Gilbert
  • John Hallwas
  • William Hamman

University Representatives of Foundation Board

  • Mick Cumbie, College of Fine Arts & Communication Development Officer
  • Bryce Dexter, College of Arts & Sciences Development Officer
  • Cathy Early, BOT Representative
  • Michael Jones, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Dana Moon, College of Education & Human Services Development Officer
  • Becky Paulsen, College of Business and Technology Development Officer
  • Gary Rowe, WIU-Quad Cities Development Officer