Lisa C. Allen

Director of Housing Operations/Health & Wellness Liaison


M.S., Education/College Student Personnel Administration, Illinois State University
M.B.A., with a concentration in Management, Bradley University
B.S., Marketing and Fashion Merchandising, Bradley University



Office of Student Life, Cerf Center


  • Information about campus housing.
  • Information about becoming a Resident Advisor (RA) on campus.
  • Information about campus safety and security.
  • Information about parking on campus.
  • Involvement in EC4DAX, a student organization that raises awareness and funds for the Dax Foundation which supports local St. Jude families.



Lisa Allen began her tenure at Eureka College in 2004 as the Director of Residence Life. Lisa is now serving as the Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life. She oversees housing, residence life, parking, and security on campus. In addition, Lisa is also an active member of several committees on campus including Retention and Persistence (R&P) and ECCARE (Eureka College Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation). Lisa also currently serves as the advisor for EC4DAX, a student organization that raises awareness and funds for the Dax Foundation which supports local St. Jude families.



During Lisa’s tenure at Eureka College, she has attended the Association for Student Conduct Administration’s (ASCA) international conference several times as well as the annual National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) conference. Aside from student affairs involvement, Lisa serves on the local Woodford County Emergency Planning Council and has also been involved with the local MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) needs assessment. Lisa also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Eureka-Goodfield Fire Protection District.



Lisa attends Harvest Bible Chapel in East Peoria, IL. She also regularly volunteers with the Dax Foundation out of Washington, IL. In the past, Lisa has also served as a Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and assisted with tornado relief in Washington, IL. Lisa oversees Eureka College’s Annual Angel Tree Party each year which assists local low income families in providing gifts for their children.



Eureka College is unique for me compared to my high school and college experience. The small family-like setting is unlike any other school I know. Our Resident Advisors (RA’s) show me each and every day how caring and selfless they can be and it touches my heart to see the care that they show for their residents and peers. Staff and faculty know most students by name and serve students in a capacity that just isn’t possible at a larger school.



Lisa is originally from Springfield, IL but currently resides in Eureka. Lisa is married to Matthew Allen. They enjoy attending Bradley University and University of Illinois sporting events whenever time allows!