Office of the President

Dr. Kristi Mindrup, Interim President

Dr. Kristi Mindrup was named the Interim President of Western Illinois University by the WIU Board of Trustees Friday, March 22, 2024 and officially assumed the position April 1, 2024. 

Previously, Dr. Mindrup served as the Vice President for Quad Cities Campus Operations. Dr. Mindrup brings 27 years of experience in higher education, focused on organizational leadership, strategic planning, academic affairs and student services program and partnership development, inclusive campus environments, and campus operations. Mindrup provided leadership for the planning and establishment of the WIU Quad Cities Riverfront Campus in Moline.

Dr. Mindrup serves on the board of directors for Renew Moline and the United Way Education Council. She previously served for 9 years on the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, and served as president of the Illinois Association for Institutional Research. Mindrup has taught in the College Student Personnel program at WIU, and has served as an adjunct instructor with Eastern Iowa Community College District. 

Mindrup earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, master’s degree from Western Illinois University, and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a graduate of Moline High School, and along with her family, is a lifelong resident of the Quad Cities.

Kristi Mindrup, Interim President

Dr. Kristi Mindrup, Interim President

Sherman Hall 209
Telephone: (309) 298-1824

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