Jude Boyer, M.A. ’68, died of a heart attack in December of 2012 at the age of 74. She is remembered as an administrator who spent 32 years working at the University on behalf of students.
Boyer served as the associate vice president of Student Affairs for the majority of her ISU career, which began after she had worked as a high school chemistry teacher in the Chicago suburbs.
She joined ISU in 1968 and retired in 2000. During her career she improved commencement, facilitating the change to college ceremonies with individual student recognition and implementing the addition of the December event.
Boyer maintained ties to campus during her retirement, serving on the Annuitants Association Board of Directors and the University Club, an unofficial social network of former employees.
The family has asked that memorials be made to ISU’s Student Enrichment Fund or Redbird Athletics. Make a contribution online at IllinoisState.edu/giving, call (309) 438-8041, or send an email to jdhutch@IllinoisState.edu.