Our volunteers help make the College of Education outstanding 

The Education Alumni Association connects College of Education alumni with current students to promote, support, and increase visibility of the College and strengthen the relationships between the two. These groups oversee the Distinguished Alumni Awards process, represent the College at various events, and support alumni engagement activities.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with EAA Board committees or alumni engagement, please contact Lisa Denson-Rives at lkdenson@illinois.edu.  


David Kietzmann ’82, Ed.M. ’88                                                        

Immediate Past President

Rosella J. Wamser, Ed.M. ’69                                     

Board of Directors

Al Davis ’60, M.S. ’62                                     
Donna Davis ’07 B.S.                                                  
Clay Dunker ’07 B.S.                                                   
Lori Erbrederis ’06 B.S.                                               
David Fields ’89 Ed.D.                                    
Kermit Harden ’47, Ed.D. ’72                                     
Susan Marshall ’87 B.S., ’90 Ed.M.                              
Jay Mann ’03 Ed.M.                                                   
Penny McConnell ’03 Ed.D.                                       
Lisa Niewold ’05, B.S.                                                 
Chuck Shonkwiler ’71 B.S., ’76 EdM.              
Jay Stortzum, Ed.M. ’71, Adv. ’87                              
Deneca Winfrey-Advant ’09, Ph.D.                               

Dean of the College of Education
Dean Mary Kalantzis (non-voting)

Staff Representative
Lisa Denson-Rives, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Stewardship                           
Ex Officio
Lizbeth Katsinas, Associate Dean of Advancement