Eastern Illinois University

Education - Higher Learning

About Us

Eastern Illinois University is a beacon of academic excellence nestled in the heart of our vibrant community. At EIU, we pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment to student success, providing an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom.

Our dedicated faculty and staff are passionate about nurturing the intellectual and personal growth of our students. EIU offers a diverse range of programs and resources, ensuring that each student has the tools they need to thrive in their chosen field. Our campus is a dynamic hub of learning, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages collaboration and innovation.

But our commitment extends beyond the campus borders. EIU is deeply rooted in the local community, actively contributing to its development and well-being. Through partnerships, outreach programs, and community engagement initiatives, we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those around us.

One of the many ways we connect with our community is through hosting a variety of events throughout the year. From academic conferences and cultural celebrations to sporting events and performances, EIU opens its doors to showcase the talents and achievements of our students and faculty. These events not only enrich the cultural fabric of our community but also provide opportunities for networking, collaboration, and shared experiences.

At Eastern Illinois University, we believe in creating a holistic educational experience that empowers individuals to excel academically, contribute meaningfully to society, and forge lasting connections.


Homecoming 2023
Doudna Fine Arts Center
Students in the Library Quad
Commemorative Courtyard
Class photo in O'Brien Stadium
EIU Panther Football game
EIU Panther Volleyball game
EIU Study Abroad student
Proud Panther!
EIU snowman in the Library Quad
EIU Panther Football game
EIU Fall Kickoff Day
Pantherpalooza Student Resource Fair
Kids Day at an EIU Panther Basketball game
EIU Homecoming Parade
An EIU student works in a lab on campus
Old Main, EIU's flagship building
Billy Panther loves a corn maze!

Rep/Contact Info

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Austin C. Cheney
Dean, Lumpkin College of Business & Technology
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Dr. Jay D. Gatrell
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Christy Kilgore
Director of Marketing & Communications
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Josh Norman
Vice President for Enrollment Manaagement
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Joshua Reinhart
Public Information Coordinator