Wepner Distinguished Professor in Political Science

The Wepner Distinguished Professorship was established at UIS as the result of a $1.2 million unrestricted estate gift from a Springfield couple, Wilbur and Margaret Wepner, longtime supporters of UIS. The funds are being used for scholarships and the Wepner position. As a member of the Committee for Higher Education in Central Illinois, Wilbur Wepner helped found this university (then called Sangamon State University) in 1969. Here you will find a list of recipients of the Wepner Distinguished Professor in Political Science.

  • Matthew Holden, 2009
  • Matthew Holden, 2012

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