> Wiley named to Board of Trustees
...Governor Rod Blagojevich has appointed Belleville resident Marquita Wiley to the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees.
, who retired earlier this year, enjoyed a successful career in banking and finance that spanned almost three decades.Her career has included serving as Vice-President for New Technology Development for Citicorp and as a Senior Vice-President for Product Development for Boatman's Trust.For the last seven years Wiley has served as a senior vice-president in charge of the premier banking market for Bank of America in St. Louis. Wiley holds a bachelors degree in mathematics from Marygrove College in Detroit and a MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.She
is a native of Mobile, Ala.
has received significant recognition for her
professional accomplishments and has been actively involved in community affairs.In 2003, the St. Louis American named Wiley
the St. Louis Region's
Corporate Executive of the Year. Ebony magazine
one of the most influential African-American women in the country.She serves on several boards, including the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation.
In 2002, she
was honored with the YWCA Special Leaders Award.
"I look forward to being able to contribute my time and talent to Southern Illinois University
fills the vacancy on the board left by Marilyn Jackson.