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Danielle Downs


Member Institution: Lake Land College


Danielle currently serves as the Financial Aid & Veteran Services Advisor at Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL.  In this role, she is responsible for advising students on the financial aid process and is the point person for all things military and VA related at the college.  She has served in this capacity for 24 years, beginning in 1998. 


Prior to this, Danielle worked in the same office beginning in 1993, right out of high school.  She worked as a part-time student employee while attending Lake Land College and then transferred to Eastern Illinois University, where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences in 1998.


Danielle is currently the Secretary of AVECO but has held the position of President and interim Treasurer.  She joined the board in 2012.

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