Peggy J. Ruff
Peggy J. Ruff (BS, ’75, mathematics and psychology) resides in Forsyth with her husband Gerald. She has a passion for problem-solving and continuous improvement, and has been able to enjoy this ability throughout her career. She is retired from the position of vice president of logistics for Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC in Decatur, Illinois. She also served on the Board of Directors for Almidones Mexicanos (Almex), the Tate & Lyle Joint Venture in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Peggy currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur and the FCUCC Endowment Foundation Board. Peggy previously served on the LAS Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2007-2012, holding positions of vice president and president, and the Mathematics Development Advisory Board from 2013-2016. Additionally, she previously served on the Board of Directors for Easter Seals of Central Illinois and Junior Achievement of East Central Illinois. "The College of LAS curriculum at Illinois provides a broad spectrum of opportunities to excel in different areas; it literally taught me how to think. It is an honor to have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with other LAS alumni in celebration of this great university."