Current Location: Springfield, IL
Hometown: Decatur, IL
UIS Degree: M.A. 1974 (Educational Administration)
Other degrees and awards: Ed.D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., Illinois College, University of Illinois Alumni Distinguished Service Award 2015
Retired as Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Dr. Chapman began her professional career in education as a teacher, principal and elementary supervisor, even working overseas for a short time. When she returned to Illinois, Chapman spent the next 21 years in state government working for agencies that provided services to children and families. As a volunteer leader, she has served on the UIS Campus Alumni Advisory Board, National Commission on the Future of UIS, UIS Education Advisory Board and has frequently donated her time and expertise for campus events such as serving as a guest speaker for the annual scholarship luncheon and on-air alumni talent for WUIS fundraisers. In the community, Chapman has served on the Symphony Guild, the World Affairs Council and is past president of the Springfield Branch of the American Association of University Women as well as a regional director for AAUW. She has received the Illinois College Alumni Distinguished Service Award, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award, Community Leadership Award and Agent of Change Award.
Memories of SSU/UIS How did UIS change or prepare you?
“UIS has allowed me many opportunities for growth through my studies,” said Chapman. “My master’s degree was the best education with classes and studies in many departments providing a well-rounded look at my profession. UIS has given me experiences to hone my administrative skills on boards, committees and speaking engagements. I continue to grow through UIS events networking with many people in the community.”
Chapman is on her third career as a 2D artist showing her work in galleries in which she is a juried artist member and in other local venues.
Posted on November 24, 2015