Lifelong resident of Jacksonville and 1993 Illinois College graduate Lori Large Oldenettel has accepted the new position of coordinator of community engagement and service at Illinois College.
Oldenettel will be working extensively with the college’s Leadership Program helping students gain a greater understanding of the importance of sharing their time, talents and skills within the community.
“I am eager to work with the faculty and staff, students, community and alumni to help foster stronger relationships, civic responsibility and additional leadership opportunities for our students that encourage lifelong learning,” said Oldenettel.
Active in the community, Oldenettel is a member of the Jacksonville City Council and a precinct committeeman. She is also a former board member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, has served on the Jacksonville Fourth of July Committee, organized the first Jacksonville Main Street Progressive Patio Party and is co-chairing the Second Annual Downtown Celebration.
Oldenettel is excited to assist in partnering Illinois College students and the community.
“There are so many positive outcomes that can come from students and the community working together,” Oldenettel said.
After graduating from Illinois College, Oldenettel received a master’s degree from the University of Illinois Springfield. She has been the director of development and communications for Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, director of development at Routt Catholic High School and the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois.