Associate Director of Development /
Major Gifts &Premium Seating
Howard Milton joined the Athletic Development staff in 2005 after spending his first four years at Illinois as Assistant Athletic Director for Event Management. While serving in this capacity, Howard served as the event management liaison to the Chicago Bears during the 2002 football season, as well as the Championship Director for the 2001 Big Ten Cross Country Championships, 2004 NCAA men's gymnastics championships ,2005 Big Ten Baseball Tournament, , and 2005 ITA/USTA Men's National Indoor Tennis Championships. In a four-year period, Howard coordinated game-day operations for volleyball, softball, men's basketball, men's and women's gymnastics, wrestling, baseball, and football.
Since being named Associate Director of Development Howard has secured major gifts totaling over $5 million dollars. Howard's primary role in the Athletic Development office is assisting with cultivation, solicitation and stewardship initiatives of the I FUND, and major gift prospects, while also focusing on the allocation of priority benefits in the sports of football and men's basketball. In addition, Howard oversees the Illini Premium Seating Program, to include sales and facility management.
A Winfield, Kansas native, Howard holds two degrees from the University of Kansas. He earned a bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication Studies in 1997 and a master's in Higher Education Administration in 1998. Howard and his wife Barclay, live with their three children; Connor, Claire, and Callie in Champaign, Ill.
He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 217.333.6277 or at the Athletic Development office at: Athletic Development/Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building / 1700 South Fourth Street / Champaign, Ill. 61820.