Teichman, who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan and a
master’s degree in education from Illinois State University, is a longtime staple
of the Bloomington-Normal community. He has served IWU in the President’s Office since
Recognized by the FIICU for his “tireless efforts on behalf of students and higher
education statewide,” Teichman attributes his spirit for community engagement and
advocacy to his experience as an Illinois Wesleyan student.
“Having received an Illinois Wesleyan education, rooted in the liberal arts, is great
training for a career like this,” Teichman said. “I’m honored to be among the thousands
of individuals who work on behalf of private higher education. In essence, I think
everyone affiliated with private higher education is charged with serving as ambassadors
and advocates for their respective institutions, such as Illinois Wesleyan.”
In a Dec. 11, 2018 resolution, the FIICU expressed its gratitude for Teichman’s devotion
to advocating for the public good.
“For over 20 years, Carl has generously offered his time, wisdom and advice on higher
education policy to the Federation staff, executive committee and full board, directly
leading to improvements in need-based funding for students and capital funding that
has benefited Federation students, our campuses and our state,” the resolution stated.
In addition to his work in higher education, Teichman has taken on leadership roles
throughout the community. He chairs the McLean County Regional Planning Commission
and serves with the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, for which he is a past president.
In 2017, the Town of Normal named Teichman the “Normal Citizen of the Year” for his outstanding commitment to community engagement.