VINCENNES, Ind. (WEHT) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Don Villwock, of Edwardsport, to the Vincennes University Board of Trustees.
Vincennes University President Chuck Johnson has expressed his delight with the governor’s appointment. He said, “Don brings so many attributes that will make him an outstanding addition to our board and I am excited to work with him in his new role.”
Villwock is the owner and manager of Villwock Farms that has land in Knox, Daviess, Sullivan and Greene counties. It was founded in 1972.
Villwock graduated in 1972 from Purdue University with a degree in Agricultural Economics – Farm Management. He served as the president of Indiana Farm Bureau and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance companies from 2002-2015.
Villwock has strong ties to VU. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from VU.
His wife, Joyce Villwock, is a former VU Director of Alumni Relations and a Family and Consumer Sciences instructor.
Don Villwock has significant national, state, and local leadership experience. He was appointed the United State Department of Agriculture state executive director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in 1989. He was appointed to the 21st Century Commission on Agriculture in 1997.
He also served as the state agricultural liaison to the late U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar from 1984 to 1989. He has served on the American Farm Bureau Board of Directors, American Farm Bureau Board Executive Committee, and has held numerous other national leadership posts.
Villwock is a recipient of the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest civilian honor in Indiana.
He replaces Millie Marshall as a trustee. His term will end on Oct. 4, 2020.
(This story was originally published on November 25, 2019)