The Department of Technology proudly acknowledges our Outstanding Young Alumni. Each of these alums has garnered accolades for his/her significant career achievement during the first ten years since receiving a degree from Illinois State University's Department of Technology. It is with great pride that we honor an Outstanding Young Alum each year.
We welcome nominations from alums and friends. If you wish to nominate someone, please email the candidates name, contact information (if available), and the reason why they are a worthy recipient, to email@example.com. Nominees are screened by a panel of current and emeritus faculty.
Tim Bassett is a Regional Director of Facilities for Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois. In this role, he oversees all facility maintenance and operations for Advocate properties in the central Illinois region including Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Advocate Eureka Hospital and Advocate BroMenn Outpatient Center. During his 7 years with Advocate, he has managed over $120 million in capital construction projects while implementing the organization’s facility master plan.
Mr. Bassett graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management in 2009. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University in 2016. Tim currently serves on many local committees and non-profit boards, including the Illinois State University Construction Management advisory board. He is also a 2016 recipient of the Pantagraph & McLean County Chamber of Commerce’s 20 under 40 award. He has served as an officer for the Central Illinois Chapter of Healthcare Engineers since 2013, as well as chair of the scholarship committee for the organization, which was awarded multiple scholarships to aspiring healthcare design, construction, and engineering professionals. Tim has maintained a strong relationship with the Department of Technology as an active alumnus by assisting with student competition groups, guest lecturing, and most recently as an adjunct faculty member.
Prior to beginning his career in facility operations, planning, design, and construction, he served on active duty as an infantryman in the United States Army, including deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.