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Alumni Association Board

The Wheaton College Alumni Association Board of Directors represents the concerns and interests of nearly 46,000 alumni around the world. Hundreds of dedicated alumni have served on this Board since the Alumni Association was chartered in 1944. This volunteer 18-member Board is comprised of Wheaton graduates from 1960 through 2018 who serve staggered four-year terms. The Board meets on campus four times a year and they represent diverse ethnicities, occupations, and interests.

Among other things, the Board is responsible for:

  • Advising College administration on behalf of all alumni;
  • Supporting faculty by distributing annual grants for research in their areas of expertise;
  • Selecting deserving students to be recipients of the Alumni Association Senior Scholarship awards;
  • Recognizing alumni by conferring the annual Distinguished Service to Society Award and Distinguished Service to Alma Mater award.


Beverly Liefeld Hancock ’84
Chicago, IL

Eric Fowler ’81
Wheaton, IL

Renae Schauer Smith ’91
Past President

Phoenix, AZ

Cindra Stackhouse Taetzsch ’82
Executive Director

Wheaton, IL

Board Members

Barbara Bates Alexander ’77
Annandale, VA
Kari Shook Anderson ’91
Saint Louis, MO
Noah Chung, '12 
Chicago, IL
Brian De La Cruz, '12
Waukegan, IL
Bryan Eklund ’89, M.A. ’14
Saint Charles, IL
Dr. Elisabeth Vesput Jones ’08
Chicago, IL
Rebecca Gray Jordan ’88 
West Chicago, IL
Priscilla Barclay Kibler, '12
Chicago, IL
Mary Ashley Miller ’69
Wheaton, IL
Chris Peterson ’93
College Station, TX
Leigh Naraine Pylman ’08
Chicago, IL
Jeffrey Shafer ’96
Winter Park, FL
Manette Galvan Turner ’92 M.A. '98
Wheaton, IL
Jim Wilkes ’79
Oak Park, IL
Jerard Woods ’12
Bolingbrook, IL