Jim Varney, Ed.D. Elected to Board of Trustees

Jun 14, 2023 | Press Release

Jim is pictured with his wife, Darlene Drake Varney, at a 2018 AHS event.

Dr. Jim Varney, Ed.D., has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Aurora Historical Society.

Dr. Varney is a retired educator who spent nearly five decades working with students from preschool through master’s degree candidates.  He served as principal at several Aurora schools and directed the Partnership School for 4th and 5th graders at Aurora University.  Varney taught both undergraduate and graduate students at Aurora University and Waubonsee Community College.  He holds degrees from Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, National Lewis University, and Aurora University.

“We are looking forward to benefitting from Jim’s many talents and also from his energy and enthusiasm” said board president Mary Clark Ormond.  “He not only values history and education but has a strong interest in developing the organization by increasing membership.”  She said he will be named Membership Chair. 

New board members serve for three years and most extend their terms beyond that.

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