From the President...

Welcome to our digital home

On behalf of the entire leadership team, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Portland/SW Washington chapter of the University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA).  We hope you will find this site useful for staying informed about both local chapter activities and current events on campus.  Participation in Illini Club of Portland events is open to all graduates, students, and friends from any of the three campuses.

Our goal is to organize at least three events a year where the 2,200 local alumni can socialize and reconnect with the great institution we all love.  We also strive to give back to the university by offering a scholarship for a local student attending the U of I.  We awarded our fourth club scholarship in 2018 and currently are raising funds for the 2019-2020 scholarship.

If you would like to help raise funds or offer club event suggestions, please contact us at

Hail to the Orange!  Hail to the Blue!  Go Illini!

 Jill Townley '89 LAS