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To meet a growing demand, Illinois State's College of Business has launched a new analytics minor and sequence that is teaching students from across campus how to make data-driven decisions. [Read the rest]

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University Advancement contains six units which work together to accomplish these goals.

Advancement and foundation operations

Advancement and Foundation Operations (AFO) provides the campus community with accountable, efficient, and innovative biographical, contribution, research, and database services in support of the University Advancement and Illinois State University missions.

1101 N. Main Street
Campus Box 8000
Normal, IL 61790-8000
Phone: (309) 438-2294
Fax: (309) 438-4450

Unit services

As a unit, AFO undergirds multiple strategic functions of the institution. The following functional areas comprise the overall unit:

  1. Jill Jones: Chief Operations Officer
  2. Prospect research: Rachel Calhoun
  3. Gift processing, constituent update, and verification: Rachel Calhoun, Nathan Rudge
  4. Database Administrator: Cory Starr
  5. Reporting/query request: Shawn Hayes
  6. Technology and Systems Integration: Brad Boesdorfer
  7. Stewardship and donor relations: Jillian Young
  8. Gift Processors: Marianne Oglesby, Kim Robinson, Valerie Wilcox-Silvia
  9. Illinois State University Foundation: Jill Jones, Jake Emery



Contact us

University Advancement
Campus Box 3200
Normal, Il 61790-3200
Phone: 309-438-7681