Inauguration of Eric R. Jensen

Elly Jones ’91

Call to Leadership - From Alumni

Elly Jones ’91

President of the Alumni Association


The Alumni Association of Illinois Wesleyan University is honored to welcome Eric R. Jensen as the 19th President of our great institution. Our proud tradition of excellence in education will continue as Dr. Jensen leads the university.

The Alumni Association is committed to partnering with University leadership, faculty and staff to further its mission and vision. The association is continuing its momentum through building relationships and developing programming. Our strategic priorities include:
  • Enhancing alumni engagement with the University through regional chapters and auxiliary groups, such as:
    • The Council for Women, whose mission is to support female students and alumni.
    • The Minority Alumni Network, which is dedicated to recruiting and supporting minority students and alumni.
  • Succession planning for leadership of the Alumni Association;
  • Partnering with the Career Center to link students with alumni for mentoring, as well as internships and job opportunities;
  • Development of an alumni and student task force committee; and
  • Increase the level of commitment to IWU through the Wesleyan Fund. 

I am very proud to be a Titan and honored to represent the entire Alumni Association. We are delighted to welcome you, Eric to Illinois Wesleyan as you continue to lead the University into the future!