• Judson University



    About Us

    Judson University is a fully accredited, private Christian university of the liberal arts, science and professions. Judson offers degrees in more than 50 different majors/minors for traditional, graduate, and adult students. Judson University ranks consistently among the Top-Tier of Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. With an academically challenging environment and encouraging spiritual community, Judson shapes lives that shape the world.
    Judson is home to more than 1,200 students from 30 states and 25 countries and has two campus: a 90-acre campus in Elgin at State Road 31 and I-90 and a satellite campus in Rockford. An active ''citizen'' of the City of Elgin, Judson is committed to serving the city's needs through strong partnerships with businesses, schools and non-profit agencies. Judson is also home to the annual World Leaders Forum, whcih has brought George W. Bush, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Tony Blair and Condoleezza Rice to Judson's campus. The World Leaders Forum offers our students and area professionals the opportunity to be in the presence of and inspired by World Leaders. It is also a catalyst to raise the captial necessary to begin and Entrepreneurial Studies Program at Judson University.

    Video Media


    Rep/Contact Info

    Ms. Betsy Carr
    Assistant Director of Admissions and Guest Relations
    • Phone: (847) 628-2515
    Jeff Eder
    CFO/VP for Business Affairs
    • Phone: (847) 628-2500
    Kristen Egan
    VP for Advancement and Alumni Relations
    • Phone: (847) 628-2500
    Ms. Nikki Fennern
    VP Enrollment & Marketing
    • Phone: (847) 628-2500 ext 2521
    Amanda Halley
    • Phone: (847) 628-2500
    Mrs. Michelle Kilbourne
    • Phone: (847) 628-1515
    Ms. Cheryl Krup
    Executive Assistant
    • Phone: (847) 628-2010
    Mrs. Leslie Kruser
    • Phone: (847) 628-1047
    Curtis Sartor
    Assoc VP for Diversity & Spiritual Development
    • Phone: (847) 628-2500
    Ms. Julie Schmidt
    Director of WLF and Special Events
    • Phone: (847) 628-2076
    Ms. Molly Smith
    Director of Admissions
    • Phone: (847) 628-2521
    Gillian Stewart-Wells
    Provost and Chief Academic Officer
    • Phone: (847) 628-2500
    Ms. Susan Wesner
    • Phone: (847) 628-2500
  • SBA disaster assistance for the recent civil unrest SBA disaster assistance for the recent civil unrest

    In response to a request by Governor Pritzker, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued a disaster declaration, making low-interest loans available to cover uninsured or underinsured losses related to civil unrest. Anyone affected by these events – homeowners or renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations – is eligible to apply.

    How To Apply

    U.S. SBA Fact Sheet - Disaster Loans

    News Release




  • We're so proud to be a member of this community, and enormously appreciative of the hard work the chamber has done to help local businesses. You're an invaluable resource, and one we're thankful for! Midwest Bone & Joint Institute 


    You are doing a GREAT JOB supporting local business. Your proactive communication and support is REALLY APPRECIATED. 

    Thank You!!
    Jenny Redisi, Cafe Roma 


    I learned so much about how to build my business from the ground up from business owners who presented to the Elgin Area Chamber’s Small Business Academy, along with incredible networking. Thank you, EAC!

    Amanda Garcia, Principal                  ColorWord Creative


  • Coronavirus News Coronavirus News