Announcing the Alumni Directory Project

emailGreetings! I am pleased to announce the partnership between the WIU Alumni Association and our Office of Alumni Relations once again with PCI, based out of Texas, on the 2024 WIU Alumni Directory Project.

WIU graduates will be contacted over the next six months via postcard and email by PCI asking for their participation in the upcoming alumni directory. The project will provide important updates to our database in order to better serve our alumni, to allow for more improved communication and engagement and to enhance the University's national rankings.

We've assembled the information we currently have on file and now ask WIU graduates to confirm the accuracy and fill in any information gaps. So many of our graduates have been engaged with Western over the years, but there may be some individual information missing that would help us provide better opportunities for our graduates to remain active with their alma mater. We always appreciate knowing where our alumni live and work, and we are also interested in knowing about their successes so we can share them with our students, and so we can find ways to communicate better with our alumni."

During the verification process, graduates will have the opportunity to confirm their data and provide any additional information that may be missing. They will also be given the options of purchasing a printed or digital directory and WIU merchandise, with no obligation to purchase either, as our primary goal is to verify our records so that our graduates will continue to receive alumni communications.

The complete news release regarding the directory project may be found on the University's website here

Please call the WIU Alumni Association Hotline sent to you via postcard (with a TX postmark) and/or email to verify your data. If you have specific questions about the project, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page here, feel free to contact the customer service helpdesk at (800) 982-1590, email or contact us directly at (309) 298-1914 or

If you recently verified your alumni data, thank you for your assistance. It's a great day to be a Leatherneck!



Amy E. Spelman, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations 

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About the Alumni Association

Alumni HouseThe WIU Alumni Association earned a Grand Gold Award for Overall Alumni Programming and a Gold Award for a Specific Alumni Program from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Whether it is organizing a reunion, planning Homecoming activities, informing alumni of what's happening at WIU, or spreading goodwill, the WIU Alumni Association plays a crucial role in continuing the partnership between the University and its nearly 140,000 alumni and friends.

Everyone who graduates from the University is an automatic member of the Alumni Association. There are no dues or fees, and each year more than 50 alumni events are hosted in a variety of locations throughout the United States.

Our Mission

The Western Illinois University Alumni Association strives to develop and sustain lifelong relationships with students, alumni and friends to advance the mission of the University.


Leatherence Legacy (formerly Western Illinois Now - WIN) is a fundraising program established in 1982 to assist in supporting alumni activities, the Alumni House and scholarships. Visit the Leatherneck Legacy web page for more on the program or visit Foundation and Development to find out about other giving opportunities.