Connie R. Dillard-Myers was born in East St. Louis and moved to Champaign as a young adult. She is a graduate of Urbana High School. She is an Information Services Professional, voting member representing the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign on the UC2B project. She has a Masterʹs Degree from Eastern Illinois University in Technology Training and Development, a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois and an associates degree in Computer Information Systems from Parkland Community College. She worked for many years in Cataloging and other department of the Main Library at the University, where she remembers using computers before they were used widely by the general public. She is a member of Salem Baptist Church and has been involved in the churchʹs technology program. She currently works at CMT Ventures as an administrative assistant.

Connie was featured in Difference Makers 2010: An eBlack Champaign-Urbana Publication.