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D1.Dossiers: Illinois State
1. President/Chancellor/University Leadership Situation
  1. Larry Dietz (Outgoing President): Bio
  2. Extended Situational News & University Updates - link
  3. President Messages Archive
2. Search Committee Backgrounds 
  1. Bios 
    1. Brent Beggs - Director of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation, Chair (LinkedIn)
    2. Jana Albrecht - Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
    3. Leanna Bordner - Deputy Director of Athletics /Senior Women’s Administrator
    4. Sandy Cavi - Assistant Vice President for Budgeting and Planning
    5. Andrea Coursey - Student Athlete Advisory Council (LinkedIn)
    6. Melinda Fischer - Head Coach, Women’s Softball
    7. Dr. Doug Hatch - Associate Professor and Chair of Athletics Council (Twitter)
    8. Dr. Levester Johnson - Vice President for Student Affairs (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter)
    9. Lindsay Vahl - Director of Alumni Engagement-Chicagoland
    10. Pat Vickerman - Vice President for University Advancement
    11. Search Firm - Witt/Kieffer
3. Board of Regents Backgrounds
  1. Bios
    1. Julie Annette Jones, Chair - Term expires Jan. 2025 (Bio, LinkedIn)
    2. Mary Ann Louderback, Secretary - Term expires Jan. 2023 (LinkedIn)
    3. Kathryn Bohn - Term expires Jan. 2023 (Bio)
    4. Robert Dobski - Term expires Jan. 2023 (Bio)
    5. Rocky Donahue - Term expires Jan. 2023 (Bio)
    6. Robert Navarro - Term expires Jan. 2025 (LinkedIn)
    7. Sharon Rossmark - Term expires Jan. 2025 (LinkedIn)
    8. Jada Turner, Student Trustee (LinkedIn)
  2. The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University consists of seven members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Illinois Senate for overlapping six-year terms. The eighth member of the Board is a student selected annually by the University. The President of the University serves as the primary liaison, linking the Board's responsibilities for policy direction to the University's operational responsibilities for carrying out its mission.
4. Executive Cabinet Leadership Backgrounds
  1. Bios
    1. Dr. Aondover Tarhule - Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
    2. Dan Stephens - Vice President for Finance and Planning
    3. Dr. Levester Johnson - Vice President for Student Affairs (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter)
    4. Pat Vickerman - Vice President of University Advancement (Twitter)
    5. Charles Edamala - Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (Twitter)
    6. Dr. Brent Paterson - Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff
    7. Dr. Doris Houston - Interim Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion
    8. Katy Killian - Interim Assistant to the President for Communication
    9. Lisa Huson - General Counsel
    10. Larry Lyons - Director of Athletics
    11. Dr. Jonathan Lackland - Director of Governmental Relations
5. Athletics Council (as of 2018-19)
  1. Purpose: Reviews intercollegiate athletic programs and activities and makes recommendations to the President for his consideration. Athletics Council members are appointed by the President.
  2. Members bios/info - link
    1. Christy Bazan, CAST, 2014-21 
    2. Nancy Lind, POL  2018-2021 (LinkedIn)
    3. Nikki Hoffman, CAST, 2015-21 (LinkedIn)
    4. Dave Kopsell, CAST, 2015-21 (LinkedIn)
    5. Hulda Black, COB 2018-21 (LinkedIn, Twitter)
    6. Christopher Hamaker, CAS, 2016-2022 (LinkedIn)
    7. Phyllis McCluskey-Titus, COE, 2016-2022 
    8. Doug Hatch, COE, 2017-2023 (Twitter)
    9. Jeri Beggs, Faculty Athletic Representative (LinkedIn)
    10. Fletcher Peterson, Student-Athlete
    11. Nick Kadow, Student-Athlete
    12. Delilah Ferreyra, Student-Athlete
    13. Jerry Kerber
    14. Kendra Bull
    15. Non-Voting Members
      1. Larry Lyons - Outgoing Director of Athletics
      2. Leanna Bordner - Deputy Director of Athletics /Senior Women’s Administrator
      3. Mark Klysner - Head Men’s Tennis Coach
      4. Melissa Myers - Head Volleyball Coach
6. State of the University
  1. General Outline: U.S. News & World Report
  2. Strategic Plan: Full document 
    1. 2019 Annual Report - link
  3. University FY 20 Budget: Overview
    1. Past budget history - link
  4. Financial Review
    1. Moody's revised outlook to stable from negative and affirmed Baa2 rating on $109M of Auxiliary Facilities System bonds and Baa3 rating on $46M of outstanding Certificates of Participation. - link (May 13, 2019)
    2. Moody’s reports on Illinois State - link
  5. Capital/Major Campaign Status: 
    1. Redbirds Rising ($150M campaign) raised $180.9M - link
  6. Campus Construction Projects
    1. Projects summary - link
    2. Schedule summary - link
    3. FY22 Capital request State Funds - link
  7. Endowment Details
    1. FY20 - $148,825,409 - link
    2. Record year in FY19 - link
  8. Major Donor Backgrounds
    1. Birds Give Back 2020 Donor Wall - link
    2. Bill and Sue Hallinan - link
    3. Steve and Sharon Hagge - link
  9. US News Rankings & Comparisons
    1. Ranked T-206 in National Universities
    2. Ranked T-105 in Top Public Schools
    3. Ranked T-224 in Social Mobility
    4. Ranked T-8 in Insurance, Business Programs
  10. Conference/Geographic/Aspirational Peers
    1. Illinois State University has four main peer groups that it benchmarks itself against for university-wide comparisons.
      1. Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Peer Group for Salary Comparisons
      2. Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Peer Group for Non-salary Comparisons
      3. Illinois State University Benchmark Institutions
      4. Illinois Public Universities
7. State Government Review/Higher Ed Funding Situation
  1. Accredited through the Higher Learning Commission through 2024-25 - link
  2. Illinois State Accreditation History - link
8. Contract for former/outgoing Athletic Director & Comparison to Conference/Geographic/Aspirational Peers
  1. Link
9. Athletics Narrative & Key News
  1. Link
10. Senior Athletic Department Staff
  1. Bios for All Assistant ADs & Up
    1. Leanna Bordner - Deputy Athletics Director/SWA
    2. Dwight Merilatt - Executive Associate Athletics Director/External Affairs ($93,917)
    3. Cindy Harris - Senior Associate Athletics Director/Compliance & Student Services ($84,544)
    4. Scott Renfro - Associate Athletics Director/Compliance & Student Services
    5. Sean Johnson - Assistant Athletics Director/Development
    6. Joe Klausner - Assistant Athletics Director/Academics and Life Skills
    7. John Munn - Assistant Athletics Director/Medical Services
    8. Emily Newsome - Assistant Athletics Director/Business & Personnel
    9. Zach Schroeder - Assistant Athletics Director/Marketing
    10. Mike Williams - Assistant Athletics Director/Communications
    11. Travis Williams - Assistant Athletics Director/Golf Course & Turf Sciences
11. Head Coaches 
  1. Bios
    1. Baseball - Steve Holm 
    2. Men’s Basketball - Dan Muller ($522,656)
    3. Women’s Basketball - Kristen Gillespie ($176,671)
    4. Men’s Golf - Ray Kralis ($68,526)
    5. Women’s Golf - Breanne Hall
    6. Football - Brock Spack ($355,807)
    7. Gymnastics - Bob Conkling ($44,646)
    8. Women’s Soccer - Brad Silvey ($82,048)
    9. Softball - Melinda Fischer ($147,783)
    10. Women’s Swimming & Diving - Caitlin Hamilton
    11. Men’s Tennis - Mark Klysner ($51,188)
    12. Women’s Tennis - Maja Kovacek ($51,211)
    13. Track & Field/Cross Country - Jeff Bovee ($102,417)
    14. Volleyball - Leah Johnson ($104,422)
  2. Additional Compensation Information (WIN AD may be helpful here)
12. Assistant Coaches
  1. Bios
    1. Football
      1. C.J. Irvin - Co-Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends, Fullbacks (Twitter
      2. Ghaali Muhammad-Lankford - Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Associate Head Coach/Wide Receivers (Twitter)
      3. Travis Niekamp - Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers (Twitter)
      4. Mike Banks - Defensive Associate Head Coach/Defensive Backs (Twitter)
      5. Khenon Hall - Assistant Head Coach Player Personnel/Running Backs (Twitter)
      6. Kye Stewart - Defensive Assistant Head Coach/Outside Linebackers (Twitter)
      7. Andy Belluomini - Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks
      8. Cody Deti - Assistant Coach/Safeties ($70,433)
      9. Harold Etheridge - Assistant Coach/Offensive Line 
      10. Brian Hendricks - Assistant Coach/Defensive Line (Twitter
    2. MBB
      1. Brian Jones - Associate Head Coach ($112,019)
      2. Brian Reese - Assistant Coach (Twitter) ($111,481)
      3. Marcus Belcher - Assistant Coach (Twitter)
    3. WBB
      1. Jessica Keller - Associate Head Coach (Twitter) ($75,775)
      2. Scott Gillespie - Assistant Coach (Twitter) ($70,756)
  2. Additional Contract/Compensation Information (WIN AD may also be helpful here)
13. Budget Documents/Review 
  1. EADA Reviews & Comparisons to Conference/Geographic/Aspirational Peers - link
  2. Cost of Attendance review - link
    1. On-Campus, In-State Tuition & Fees: $23,603
    2. Off-Campus, In-State Tuition & Fees: $31,591
    3. On-Campus, Non-Resident Tuition & Fees: $43,277
    4. Off-Campus, Non-Resident Tuition & Fees: $43,115
14. Internal State of the Athletic Department
  1. Mission Statement
  2. Facilities Review (current state/projects planned/stages/current construction)
    1. Horton Field House
  3. Sport-Specific
    1. Adelaide Street Field (Women’s Soccer)
    2. Duffy Bass Field (Baseball)
    3. Gregory Street Tennis Courts (Men’s and Women’s Tennis)
      1. Bloomington Tennis Center (Men’s and Women’s Tennis)
    4. Hancock Stadium (Football)
      1. Kaufman Football Building
    5. Horton Pool (Swimming & Diving)
    6. Marian Kneer Stadium (Softball)
    7. Redbird Arena (Basketball and Volleyball)
      1. North Gym
    8. Richard & Fran Owen Strength & Conditioning Center
    9. Redbird Track & Field Complex
    10.  Weibring Golf Club (Men’s and Women’s Golf)
      1. Mounier Golf Training Center
  4. Historical Win/Loss/RPI Results by Program (especially useful in for current HCs)
    1. Baseball
    2. Football
    3. Men’s Basketball
    4. Women’s Basketball
    5. Women’s Soccer
    6. Softball
    7. Volleyball
  5. APR & GSR Situation per Program - link
  6. Compliance Portal
  7. Academic/Advising Arrangements
    1. Karin L. Bone Athletics Study Center
    2. Joe Klausner - Assistant AD/Academics and Life Skills
    3. Kelly Benacka Anderson - Senior Academic Coordinator - Men’s Basketball & Volleyball
    4. Brent Anderson - Academic Coordinator - Track & Field & Cross Country
    5. Sam Greulach - Academic Coordinator - Women’s Basketball, Softball, Soccer, and Swimming & Diving
    6. Ali Fletcher - Academic Coordinator - Baseball, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Golf, Gymnastics
    7. Nate Thomas - Academic Coordinator - Football
    8. Jaylyn Jenks - Academic Coordinator - Football, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Golf
  8. Annual Security Report FY 18 - link
15. External State of the Athletic Department 
  1. Fundraising
    1. Weisbecker Scholarship Fund
    2. Donor Guide 
  2. Major Donor/Key Alumni Backgrounds 
    1. Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame
    2. Endowed Athletics Scholarships
  3. FB/MBB/WBB/Baseball/others as necessary Season & Overall Ticket/Attendance Situations - link
  4. Details on Third-Party Relationships (multi-media rights, tickets, facility management, etc.)
    1. Multi-Media - Learfield IMG College
    2. 10-year $19.8M deal
    3. Apparel - Nike
    4. Website - SIDEARM Sports
    5. Concessions - Sodexo
    6. Content - Jeremy Darlow
    7. Mobile App - From Now On
  5. Media Landscape (Who’s who, vibe)
    1. Randy Reinhardt, The Pantagraph (Profile, Twitter)
    2. Jim Benson, The Pantagraph (Profile, Twitter)
    3. Randy Kindred, The Pantagraph (Profile, Twitter)
    4. Jake Sermersheim, The Vidette (Student Newspaper) (Profile, Twitter)
    5. Jake Fogal The Vidette (Student Newspaper) (Profile, Twitter)
16. Deep Dig Program Reviews
  1. Roster overview by class/contributions/etc.
    1. Football - 33.00% of points returning for 2020-21
    2. Men’s Basketball - 48.20% of points returning for 2020-21
    3. Women’s Basketball - 48.07% of points returning for 2020-21
  2. Recruiting classes & rankings
    1. Football (per 247sports.com)
      1. Ranked 155 in 2020 - link
      2. Ranked 150 in 2019 - link
      3. Ranked 163 in 2018 - link
      4. Ranked 156 in 2017 - link
      5. Ranked 182 in 2016 - link
      6. Ranked 163 in 2015 - link
      7. Ranked 130 in 2014 - link
      8. Ranked 158 in 2013 - link
      9. Not ranked in 2012 - link
      10. Not ranked in 2011 - link
    2. Men’s Basketball (per 247sports.com)
      1. Not Ranked in 2019 - link
      2. Not Ranked in 2018 - link
      3. Ranked 100 in 2017 - link
      4. Not Ranked in 2016 - link
      5. Ranked 167 in 2015 - link
      6. Not Ranked in 2014 - link
      7. Ranked 80 in 2013 - link
      8. Not Ranked in 2012 - link
      9. Ranked 118 in 2011 - link
      10. Ranked 140 in 2010 - link
  3. Future schedules & game contracts (maybe most importantly, guaranteed game deals & insight on the annual amount needed to produce in guarantee situations) 
    1. Football - link
      1. Paying Butler $100K in 2021
      2. Paying Valparaiso $115K in 2022
      3. Getting $500K from Wisconsin in 2022
      4. Getting $625K from Oklahoma in 2023
17. City/Area Profile
  1. Overview (market dynamics/data, climate, vibe,etc.) 
    1. Visit Bloomington-Normal
    2. TripAdvisor Things to do in Normal - link
  2. Cost of Living
    1. 7.5% lower than National average - link
  3. Neighborhoods/Home Values
    1. Neighborhoods
      1. NeighborhoodScout.com - link
      2. Niche.com - link
      3. AreaVibes.com - link
    2. Crime Map - link
    3. Home Values
      1. Zillow - link
      2. Realtor.com - link
  4. Schools/Churches
    1. McLean County Public Schools - link
      1. GreatSchools.org ratings - link
      2. SchoolDigger.com ratings - link
      3. Niche.com ratings - link
    2. Area Private Schools
      1. PrivateSchoolReview.com - link
      2. Niche.com ratings - link
  5. Houses of Worship - link
  6. Campus Map - link
D1.Dossiers: Illinois State
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