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Christine Todd Whitman to speak at IC


Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will be on campus to give the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows lecture on Monday, March 17, in Rammelkamp Chapel at 11 a.m. and then on Tuesday, March 18, in Rammelkamp Chapel at 7:30 p.m.

Whitman’s first lecture on Monday will be about “Women, Leadership, Power and Politics: Overcoming Obstacles.”On Tuesday evening she will talk about “The Shifting Environmental Policymaking Climate: Staying Ahead While Going Green.”

Under the George W. Bush administration, Whitman served as administrator of the EPA from 2001 until 2003. Before that she was the 50th governor of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001.

Whitman is the author of a 2005 New York Times best seller, "It’s My Party Too." She serves on the board of a number of nonprofit organizations that include the Eisenhower Fellowships and the Council on Foreign Relations. She co-chairs Clean and Safe Energy, and has a role in a handful of other organizations and projects.

Both presentations are free and open to the public. For more information about the presentations, contact the Office of Academic Affairs 217-245-3010 or

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows

For more than 35 years, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program has brought prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other nonacademic professionals to campuses across the United States for substantive dialogue with students and faculty members. Through a residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions, the Fellows create better understanding and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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