Former EPA administrator speaking at IC this month

By Nick Kovatch on October 5 at 12:31pm

Former New Jersey governor and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will be at Illinois College later this month.

Christine Todd Whitman will give the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows lecture on Monday, October 14th, in Rammelkamp Chapel at 11a.m. and then on Tuesday, October 15, in Rammelkamp Chapel at 7:30 p.m.

Whitman’s first lecture on Monday is entitled Women, Leadership, Power and Politics: Overcoming Obstacles. On Tuesday evening she will talk about The Shifting Environmental Policymaking Climate: Staying Ahead While Going Green.

Under George W. Bush’s administration, Whitman served as administrator of the EPA from 2001 until 2003. Before that she was the 50th governor of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001.

Whitman is the author of a 2005 New York Times best seller, “It’s My Party Too.” She serves on the board of a number of nonprofit organizations that include the Eisenhower Fellowships and the Council on Foreign Relations. She co-chairs Clean and Safe Energy, and has a role in a handful of other organizations and projects.

Both presentations are free and open to the public. For more information about the presentations, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 217-245-3010 or