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Lila Jeanne Eichelberger

Lila Jeanne Eichelberger

Lila Jeanne Eichelberger, affectionately known as “Shorty,” graduated from U of I around 1949 and has been a longtime supporter of the University and of 4-H. She is a President’s Council Member and a Chancellor’s Circle Member. Eichelberger has been a leader and advocate for athletics, especially for women’s athletics, including assisting with the development of Illinois’ softball team. She is a Varsity “I,” and was most recently inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame.