Founded by leaders. Committed to leadership.
instilling leadership in our students
Over the years, Eureka College has grown to be known as much for its leadership development as it has for its academic excellence. Eureka's roots date back to abolionist pioneers from Kentucky who came to Central Illinois to establish an education steeped in values-based leadership. They believed that an education, combined with faith and values, would help shape the leaders for generations to come. Their vision has shown outstanding results.
Eureka College founders were leaders. Exceptional leaders. Leaders ahead of their time.
Leaders who believed women have the right to a college education. They not only believed it but they made it happen. EC was the third college in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis.
Leaders who believed that slavery was morally wrong. Not only did that they believe that slavery was wrong, but our leaders began enrollment of minorities long before it was called "diversity". It was simply called "the right thing to do".
Eureka College's commitment for instilling leadership in future generations is at the
forefront of everything we do.
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effecting people throughout Illinois, throughout the nation, and around the globe.
eC example of Leadership
get to know - Jay hein '87
Hein was appointed by President Bush in August 2007 as director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. The office is charged with strengthening and expanding the role of faith-based and community organizations in providing social services.
Hein received a bachelor’s degree in social science and business from Eureka College. He was among the first graduating class of fellows selected for the Ronald Reagan Leadership Program, which has more than a quarter century of success in developing leaders.
Hein formerly was president of the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, an Indianapolis-based think tank that specializes in community-based reforms. He also was a welfare reform policy assistant to Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson.