Wepner Distinguished Professors

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 Professorship.

  • Graham Peck, Wepner Distinguished Professor of Lincoln Studies, 2019Graham Peck photo August 2019
  • Matthew Holden, Wepner Distinguished Professor of Political Science, 2012
  • Matthew Holden, Wepner Distinguished Professor of Political Science, 2009

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