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About Us Staff Directory Mission, Vision, & Values Carol Kimmel Biography

Kimmel Contact Information
Morris University Center
Main Level, Campus Box 1168

Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (618) 650‑2686

 (618) 650‑3517

Carol K. Kimmel
September 22, 1917 — September 11, 2008

A Commitment to Leadership and Service

Carol Kimmel dedicated her life to the cause of education and was an ardent supporter of SIUE. Additionally, she was committed to many other community and charitable organizations serving on boards at the local, regional and national levels.

National Service

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
President (1975-1977)
First Vice President (1973-1975)
Member, National Executive Committee (1971-1973)
Member, National Board of Managers, Coordinator of Legislative Activity (1971-1973) and as President of the Illinois PTA
Chairman, special committees on administrative continuity, legislative program, and long range programming
Committee member, special committee on the budget, and joint committee of the National PTA and the National Council of Juvenile Court Judges
Represented the National PTA in meetings of the Big Six (AASA, CCSO, NASBE, NEA, NSBA, PTA)
Toured overseas dependent schools in Germany and Italy (1972, 1973, 1975)
Chairman, National Chairman’s Conference (1970-1971)
Member, Commission on Membership, Organization Extension and Program Services (Commission as Membership and Organizational Services ) (1970-1971)
Chairman, Committee on Founder’s Day (1968-1971)
Member, National Task Force on Responsible Decisions about Alcohol
Honorary National Life Member

March of Dimes
Member, National Board of Directors (1979-1990)

State Service

Illinois Parent Teacher Association
President (1966-1968)
First Vice President
Vice President, Department of Home Services
Legislation Chairman
Illinois Representative, National Committee for Support of the Public School (1967-1969)
Illinois Delegate, White House Conference on Education (1956)
Honorary Life Member

Southern Illinois University
Member, Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees (1977-1989)
Vice Chairman (1989)
Chair, Academic Matters Committee (1984-1989)
Chair, Architecture and Design Committee (1980-1984)
Board Secretary (1979-1989)
Member, Executive Committee (1978-1989)
SIUE Representative to the Illinois Board of Higher Education

Illinois Board of Higher Education
Member, Task Force to Study Governance of State Universities
Member, Task Force to Study Teacher Education
Member, Illinois Committees A and P of Master Plan for Higher Education, Phases I and II

State Education

Co-Chairman, Committee on Administrative Structure of the Illinois Task Force on Education (1965)

Founding Organizer and Charter Member, Illinois Citizens’ Education Council (1957)
Chairman (1967)

Member, Illinois Commission on the Status of Women (1967-1969)

Member, Illinois School Problems Commission (1967-1973)

Member, Illinois Advisory Committee on the Right to Read

Member, Illinois Advisory Committee on Education for the Gifted (1972)

Member, Committee to write guidelines for legislation providing special education for children not served by regular classrooms

Delegate, Illinois Governor’s Conference on Vocational Education (1969)

Member, Ad Hoc Committee to Study Office of Cook County, Illinois Superintendent of Schools

Member, Finance Advisory Committee to the National Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (1972-1973)

Member, Illinois Steering Committee for the White House Conference on Children and Youth (1970)

Chairman, Illinois Ad Hoc Committee on Education (1970)

Member, Illinois School Problems Commission (1967)

Member, Western Illinois Advisory Committee on Education (1973-1975)

Western Illinois University
Member, President’s Advisory Committee (1960-1970)

Local Service

Rock Island, Illinois, School District
Local PTA unit president (1956)
Member, Audubon Elementary PTA, Washington Junior High PTA, and Rock Island Senior High PTA

Rock Island, Illinois, Board of Education
Board President (1970-1971)
Member (1962-1971)

Chairman, Rock Island Chamber of Commerce School Relations Committee
Consultant, Rock Island, Illinois, Model Cities Program

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