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Alumni Association Board

The Alumni Association is led by a board of directors that represents alumni concerns to Wheaton College. The 18-member board is responsible for the following:

  • Distributing grants to faculty each year for research in their areas of expertise.
  • Selecting deserving students to be the recipients of the Alumni Association Senior Scholarship award.
  • Deciding Alumni of the Year Awards.
  • Advising the College administration on behalf of all alumni.


Renae Schauer Smith ’91
Phoenix, AZ

Kurt Tillman ’78
Past President
Glen Ellyn, IL

Cindra Stackhouse Taetzsch ’82
Executive Director

Wheaton, IL

Board Members

Claudia Kraftson Brice ’78
Harleysville, PA

Paul Compton ’09
Chicago, IL

Esther Lee Cruz ’06
San Francisco, CA

Howard Curlin ’95
Nashville, TN

Susan Follett Davis ’04
Minneapolis, MN

Renee Chavez De Jager ’90
Elmhurst, IL

Daniel Doebler ’94, M.A. 00
Wheaton, IL

David Doig ’87
Chicago, IL

Bruce Gin ’83
Chicago, IL

Morgan Jacob ’17
Chicago, IL

Beverly Liefeld Hancock ’84
Chicago, IL

Ruth Lageschulte Johnson ’67
Winfield, IL

Gary Keyes ’63
Collierville, TN

George Kohl Jr. ’76
Lake Forest, IL

Lee Eakle Phillips ’77
Wheaton, IL