Craig McFarland

Craig McFarlandCurrent Location: Chatham, IL
Hometown: Moline, IL

UIS Degree: B.A. 2009 (Political Science), M.A. 2011 (Political Science)

Current Position
Academic Adviser/ Program Coordinator – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; University of Illinois Springfield

Career Highlights
“It’s so nice to be back on campus helping students discover their interests, and guiding them through their college journey.”

Memories of SSU/UIS
“Three distinct memories come to mind. 1) The first day I moved into my townhouse, I met two completely random roommates who would soon become lifelong friends. 2) Volunteering at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver as a member of the UIS College Democrats. 3) Serving students as the voting student member of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.”

How did UIS change or prepare you?
“My time allowed me to serve the student body in multiple leadership roles. I gained real world experience in budgeting and decision making. It also allowed me to see all sides of an issue prior to making a decision.”

Favorite Movie
“O Captain! My Captain!” Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams.

Posted on July 22, 2014