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Mr. Daniel Caulkins

MB Member
Eastern Illinois University
Appointed: 1/25/2016

Daniel Caulkins, who was appointed to the EIU Board of Trustees in November 2015, earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Eastern in 1973. Mr. Caulkins has more than 40 years of business and management experience, as well as experience in local government. Currently, he is the vice president and COO of Patterson House Inc., which operates homes for adults with developmental disabilities. In addition, he assists in the operation of Franciscan Properties Inc. in West Chicago.

Mr. Caulkins serves on the board of directors of the Central Illinois Capital Development Board and presides over FISH Ltd., a Decatur, Ill.-based civic organization. He is active in the Decatur Area Arts Council and previously served on the Decatur City Council (2005-2009). He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Illinois National Guard. Mr. Caulkins and his wife, Jo, have lived in Decatur since 1978.