Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Dan Caulkins to the Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees. Caulkins is an EIU alumnus and brings more than 40 years of business and management experience to the board, as well as experience in local government.
Currently, Caulkins is the Vice President and COO of Patterson House, Inc. The company operates homes for adults with developmental disabilities. In addition, he assists in the operation of Franciscan Properties in West Chicago.
Previously, Caulkins was a member of the Decatur City Council. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army and Illinois National Guard.
Caulkins earned his degree from Eastern Illinois University. He lives in Decatur.