Gilbert “Gil” Dorsey '62graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a major in Insurance. Immediately
following graduation he joined Procter and Gamble as a Field Advertising Representative
and later a Case Food Salesman. He is retired from The Eureka Company in Bloomington,
a division of A.B. Electrolux of Sweden. Over his 34 year career at Eureka, he served
as President, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Vice President of Product Planning,
Product Manager, and various sales office related positions. He traveled multiple
times to Stockholm, Sweden and extensively on business and pleasure throughout the
World and USA. He also served six years in the Army Reserves and Illinois Air Force
National Guard. Gil has been very active as an alumnus and has a long history of service
to the university. He has served on the Illinois Wesleyan Board of Trustees since
1992 and currently holds an Emeritus position. He served as Chairman of the search
committee responsible for hiring President Richard “Dick” Wilson. As a Trustee, he
headed the Campus Life Committee, served on the Executive Committee as Vice President,
and a Trustee of the Rupert Trust benefiting IWU Nursing. Gil is an avid Titan fan
and supports IWU athletics and enjoys all Wesleyan activities. He participates in
the Bloomington/Normal community where he is an active member of Calvary United Methodist
Church, currently leading a men’s study group. Since 1986, he has been a member of
the Bloomington Kiwanis Club, serving as President and as a member of other committees.
In the past, he served on the BroMenn Hospital and Foundation Boards, Red Cross Evening
of Stars Committee, Past President, and later Interim Director of the McLean County
Chamber Of Commerce.
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