Diane E. Elliott
Class of 2005
Attorney at Law
After growing up in Rockford, Illinois, Diane attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she completed her bachelor’s degree work in the field of education. Shortly after, Diane pursued a Master’s degree in the field of Library and Information Science and considered a career working in the field of historical children’s books. A strong desire to be a change agent in the public school system lead Diane to begin coursework in educational administration. Diane completed an Advanced Certificate degree in Educational Organization and Leadership in 2003.
Diane then attended and graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law. Her article “Collegiate Team Prayer and the First Amendment” was selected for publication in the May 2005 issue of The Brief, the DuPage County Bar Journal.
Diane is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, DeKalb County Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit. WIM (Women in Management) also counts Diane as a member. WIM is an organization that provides mentoring and support to its members who are primarily businesswomen in the local community. Diane also belongs to No Limits, a non-partisan, issues-based organization that enables members to stay informed and active on a range of domestic and international policy issues through information, education, and advocacy. Through her volunteer activities, Diane supports the work of Special Olympics of Illinois in serving those with developmental disabilities.