UIS at 40: Judy Everson
Judy Everson’s father gave her a strange look when she and her husband packed up and left Southern Illinois University Carbondale for a new startup campus called Sangamon State University in 1970.
When Everson arrived, the campus was still under construction and you had to take a hardhat tour of the buildings. As a charter faculty member she taught courses in public speaking, history and literature.
Everson retired in 2001 after 31 years at SSU/UIS and currently serves as a Professor Emerita of English.