Dano Resigns from EIU Board of Trustees

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Published on April 30 2014 1:40 pm
Last Updated on April 30 2014 1:40 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

William Dano has announced his resignation from the Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees, noting that he has accepted a position with his employer that will require him to relocate outside of the US.

The Oswego resident, who was named to Eastern's Board in October 2011, most recently served as a regional sales director for Gigamon, headquartered in Milpitas, California.  He began his professional career in 1988, giving him more than 20 years of business experience in sales management for other such companies as Avaya, Fujitsu, Lucent Technologies and AT&T.

He attended EIU, and received his bachelor's degree from Aurora University.

"EIU has benefited from Mr. Dano bringing his business expertise to the matters of the university.  In addition, he freely gave of his time in support of university events in support of Panther athletics," said EIU President Bill Perry.  "I appreciate very much his contributions to the university."

Joe Diveley, chair of the Board of Trustees, echoed Perry's remarks.

"Bill was a focused trustee who took his board role and responsibility of serving all EIU stakeholders seriously," Dively said.  "He came to meetings prepared, made strong contributions and was a valued team member."

Dano's resignation went into effect earlier this month.

The decision as to Dano's successor will be a matter for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who is responsible for appointing seven of Eastern's eight trustees.  One student representative is elected annually by the student body.