Louderback is a long-time servant of the state of Illinois. She was the executive assistant for education under Gov. Jim Edgar, where she served as the senior policy advisor with liaison responsibilities to the Illinois Community College Board, Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois State Scholarship Commission and all public institutions of higher education in the state of Illinois. She also served in the governor’s Office of Planning. Louderback was appointed to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board in 1993, and served until 2000. She also served as the commissioner of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission from 2003 to 2011.
Starting her career as a fifth-grade science teacher in Dwight, Louderback earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Illinois State. In 1984, she also earned a Ph.D. in educational administration from Illinois State, with an emphasis in higher education. She is a past president of the Illinois State University Alumni Association, a past member of the Illinois State College of Education Advisory Board and a member of the Illinois State College of Education Hall of Fame. She currently co-owns Liberty Outdoor Advertising/Liberty Self-Storage in Crystal Lake.
(term expires January 2021)