Lewis and Clark Community College President Dale Chapman was recently named the new campaign chair of the Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis. Chapman is positive about the possibilities of his new role.
“It is very rewarding to see people throughout our communities – individuals, corporations, trade associations – work shoulder-to-shoulder toward the goal of helping our neighbors in need,” Chapman said. “United Way and its member agencies provide social support services to many Lewis and Clark students and their families, creating an economic support net that enables our students to graduate and achieve a sustainable, improved quality of life.”
Before becoming the beloved president of Lewis and Clark, Chapman also worked with Jefferson Community College, Kentucky Council on Higher Education, University of Kentucky and Finlandia University.
Over the past 30 years of Chapman’s tenure as Lewis and Clark Community College’s president, the college has made many strides, including an Increase in enrollment with an more than 15,000 students annually.
Chapman has also helped bring new buildings to campus, like The McPike Math and Science Complex, Olin Science Building, Templin Nursing Building, George C. Terry River Bend Arena.
He also oversaw the renovation of historic N.O. Nelson Campus in Edwardsville and Trimpe Advanced Technology Center.
Chapman is also the treasurer of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation, as well as the executive director of the Lewis and Clark College Foundation.
United Way’s Southwest Illinois Division serves many in the local counties, with the mission of collecting and using donations to create positive differences in the community over many counties in the local area. More can be found out about SIDUW at https://bit.ly/2ohNmPA.