July 21, 2005
Alumni Association board adds three members
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Alumni Association added three newly elected members to its board of directors, effective July 1.
Jim Hayes of Harrisburg, a former Saluki football player, is a 1962 graduate of SIUC. He is the owner and president of Jim Hayes, Inc., (Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Chrysler, and Dodge) in Harrisburg. A life member of the SIU Alumni Association, Hayes is the former president of the Saline County Alumni Chapter. He will serve a four-year term.
Howard Schlechte of Strasburg is a 1958 graduate of SIUC. He is a retired branch manager for IBM. Schlechte has represented the College of Applied Sciences and Arts on the alumni board since 1994. He is a life member of the SIU Alumni Association and will serve a four-year term.
George C. Welborn of Anna earned a bachelor's degree in administration of justice from SIUC in 1975, and received a master's in public administration in 1977. He retired as warden at the Tamms Correctional Center in 2002, after serving as warden at Menard Correctional Center, Sheridan Correctional Center, Centralia Correctional Center, and assistant deputy director for the Illinois Department of Corrections. Welborn is a life member of the SIU Alumni Association and will serve a four-year term.The 39-member board of directors governs the activities, programs, and services of the SIU Alumni Association. It represents 207,000 graduates living in more than 120 countries worldwide.