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, 2019
- Matthew Holden, Wepner Distinguished Professor of Political Science, 2012
- Matthew Holden, Wepner Distinguished Professor of Political Science, 2009