Tyler Billman |Academic Adviser/Disability Coordinator |5 Years at SIC
Ph.D. in Education (Educational Administration and Higher Education), Southern Illinois University
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What other positions have you held pior to SIC?
Instructor of Communication and Assistant Director of Forensics, Bradley University
What does SIC means to you?
SIC is home. Generations of my family have been students at Southeastern and before it was College Road it was formerly named Billman Road. When I leave campus for lunch and head to Eldorado, I can still see the house my father was raised in and the fields that my grandfather used to farm. Quite literally, Southeastern is where my roots reside. The opportunities that I have had because of this institution are numerous.
What is your favorite memory at SIC?
Of course I loved being on the SIC speech team, but one of my favorite memories was being part of the hilarious cast of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.
What do you do in your spare time?
Running, landscaping, singing, writing, chasing my three little boys, cleaning up after my three little boys
Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
We’re working on this. Because I have had my summers filled with graduate school, we have not done much vacationing – but I love NYC in the summer.
In the movie based on your life, who plays you?
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
My grandfathers, Lloyd Billman and Ewell Winkleman. Both died before I was born, and I have always wondered what it would be like to talk to them.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever heard?
I have three that I really like a lot…