Dear fellow Illini,

Almost 25 years ago, during my tenure as president of the Alumni Association, I coaxed the legendary Dan Perrino, ’48, ’49 out of his second retirement to initiate the Senior Illini program. I had a vision for continuing to engage our seasoned alumni with our Alma Mater in a meaningful capacity. Dan accepted the challenge and built a program unlike any other in the country.

What goes around, comes around. In July 2017 my successor Jen Neubauer, ’82 asked me to come out of retirement to revive our Senior Alumni program. I’m thrilled to be back home and practicing the profession I love. The past year has been such a rewarding time, and I’ve found our Illini family still looking for ways to engage and learn.

On this page, you’ll find our programming for the coming academic year (Schedule below). We hope you will mark your calendar and join us on our journey.

Feel free to email me at or call the alumni office with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Yours for Illinois,


Upcoming Senior Illini Events:

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Overview with Dean King Li – Thursday, November 8, 2018 (Registration closed)

Dean Vikram Amar discusses changes to the Supreme Court – Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (Registration open until 11/26)

Women’s Basketball Pregame Brunch with Coach Nancy Fahey Sunday, January 20, 2019 (Registration not yet open)

Campus Overview with Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones – Monday, February 18, 2019 (Registration not yet open)

New Molecular Imaging System to Monitor the Progression of Cancerous Sales – Wednesday, March 6, 2019 (Registration not yet open)

Visit to the Governor’s Mansion & Lunch with University of Illinois Springfield Chancellor Koch – Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (Registration not yet open)

Visit to Anderson Japanese Garden with Professor Shozo SatoSunday, May 19th, 2019 (Registration not yet open)

Trip to Chicago TV Studios Featuring Alumni University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumni – Wednesday, June 19, 2018 (Registration not yet open)

Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Other Sites of Interest in Oak Park IllinoisSaturday, July 20th, 2019 (Registration not yet open)