Tina J. Gerecke has worked on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus since November 1997, currently as an Administrative Assistant in the University College Dean’s office for the last seven years. Prior to joining the UC family, she spent eight years in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor, preceded by four years working in the Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Tina writes: “I attended SIU Carbondale upon graduation from Carbondale Community High School and later transferred to a small, private college in Michigan to attain my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an insurance concentration. I had the opportunity to work outside the academic world for 16-years, primarily for a large insurance company, prior to my return to southern Illinois and SIU’s campus as an employee. I feel that my diverse educational and working experiences will enable me to provide a positive contribution as the Civil Service Council addresses many significant issues in the upcoming years.”
In her 10-years on Civil Service Council she has served on several Council committees, including Bylaws and Benefits, and has had the honor to serve as Chair of the Range committee for several years. During her 3-year term on the Parking and Traffic Committee she was one of three members on a subcommittee which designed and proposed the change from the 3-tier parking decal system to our current 4-tier system.
Tina and her husband, Bruce, have enjoyed remodeling their house, landscaping, traveling, and various outdoor activities, in addition to participating in events at their church. They are blessed with 5 children and five grandchildren.