Wheeler G. Coleman - NIU - Board of Trustees

Wheeler ColemanWheeler G. Coleman

Term Expires: January 21, 2019

Board Chair
Member - Executive Committee
Member - Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Personnel Committee
Member - Finance, Audit, Compliance, Facilities and Operations
Member - Research and Innovation, Legal and Legislative Affairs

Office Address:

321 N. Clark Street Suite 5031
Chicago, IL 60654
Email: wcoleman@niu.edu

Professional Experience:

  • CEO and Executive Partner, EC-United (June 2016-Present)
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (2014-2016).
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, The Lifetime Healthcare Companies, a parent of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (2013-2014).
  • Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (2008-2013), Healthcare Care Service Corporation (1983-2013)


  • M.B.A., University of Notre Dame.
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University, Department of Computer Science, Major: Applied Data Processing.

Leadership and Public Service:

  • Northern Illinois Alumni Association, Board of Directors (2010-2015)
  • Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation, Board of Directors, Executive Committee Member (2009-present)
  • Black Ensemble Theater, Board of Directors, Technology Chair (2008-2012)
  • Planites Credit Union, Board of Directors, Credit Committee (2006-2008).
  • Catholic Charities Adoption Guild, Board of Directors, Credit Committee (2001-2009).
  • Southside Little League, Coach and Manager (1994-2003).

Recent Awards & Recognition:

  • National Career Achievement Award from Black Data Processing Associates, 2010.
  • Chicago United’s Leader of Color, 2007.
  • Leadership Greater Chicago, 2006 Fellow.