Richard Schuldt

Community Advisory Board


Retired UIS

NPR Illinois Community Advisory Board
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2021 - First Term
July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024 - Eligible Second Term

WUIS Campus & Community Council
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2017 - First Term

Born and raised in Rockford, IL. 

BA in political science from Knox College, Galesburg, IL;  and graduate work in political science at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (received an MA and completed all doctoral work except the dissertation).

Instructor in political science at Knox College, Galesburg, IL (1979-81) and at Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL (1981-84).

Directed the Survey Research Office at University of Illinois Springfield (formerly Sangamon State University) from 1984 until retirement in 2012.

Currently doing volunteer work at the National Park Service’s Lincoln Home Site as a docent and at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.


The NPR Illinois Community Advisory Board (CAB) met in Chicago and connected by videoconference to Springfield. The primary purposes of the meeting were to welcome new advisory board members who begin their new terms on July 1, 2018 and to provide input about whether NPR Illinois’ programming and policies meet the specialized educational and cultural needs of the community it serves.