Wheeler G. Coleman - NIU - Board of Trustees

Wheeler ColemanWheeler G. Coleman

Term Expires: January 21, 2019

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


Office Address:

Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Excellus Blue Cross-Blue Shield
165 Court Street
Rochester, NY  14647

Professional Experience: 

  • Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Health Care Service Corporation


  • B.S., Applied Data Processing, Northern Illinois University
  • M.B.A., University of Notre Dame

Public Service:

  • Board Vice President, Northern Illinois University Alumni Association (2010 to Current)
  • Board Member, Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation (2009 to Current)
  • Board Member, Technology Committee Chair, Black Ensemble Theater (2008 to Current)

Awards and Recognition

  • 2010 Honoree, Black Data Processing Association Career Achievement Award
  • 2007 Honoree, Chicago’s United Leader of Color
  • 2006 Fellow, Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC)
  • 2004 HCSC Next Generation Leader