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
Aaenson Mari Senior Instructor Biological Sciences 309-298-2740
Bitner Christopher Assistant Professor Law Enforcement and Justice Administration 309-298-1038
Creasey Susan Assistant Professor Management and Marketing 309-298-1535
Cruise Tracy Professor, WIU Psychology Clinic Director Psychology 309-298-1745
Dace Marsha Counselor University Counseling Center 309-298-2453
Desplinter Ashley Office Manager Engineering Technology 309-762-9481
Donahoo Drew Director Foundation Communications/Donor Stewards 309-298-1861
Ervin Carl Assistant Director Multicultural Center 309-298-3379
Hallinan Tim Director of Annual Giving Western Illinois University Foundation 309-298-1874
Howard Bill Professor Art and Design 309-298-1549
Keithley Ember Advisor Agricultural Advising 309-298-2100
Klingler Samantha Director Student Development and Success Center 309-298-1884
Knox Bill Professor English 309-298-2505
LaFlam Richard Senior Instructor Computer Science 309-298-1452
Lawhorn Barbara Associate Professor English 309-298-2754
Miller Jackie Retention Associate Office of Retention Initiatives 309-298-2295
Pettigrew Ronald Program Director Veterans Resource Center 309-298-3505
Pickett Larry ROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer Military Science (ROTC) 309-298-1161
Piper Tim Associate Professor Kinesiology 309-298-1781
Potter Andi Academic Advisor Engineering Technology 309-298-2100
Rhoads Troy Assistant Vice President  Facilities Management 309-298-1834
Roberts Tim Chariperson History 309-298-1053
Robinett Jeremy Associate Professor Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration 309-298-1967
Root Dyan Assistant Director  Financial Aid 309-298-2446
Smith  Victoria WIU Student Legal Advocate Legal Services 309-298-1319
Stinson Troy Assistant Professor Law Enforcement and Justice Administration 309-298-1038
Szabo Istvan Professor School of Music 309-298-1367
Wilson Joani Deputy Director  Registrar 309-298-2515

Fall 2023 Liaison Meetings

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 
Location: University Union, Fox Room

All meetings can also be joined through zoom: