Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Frushour Hill, Director of Student Activities and RTUC, Class of 1948

Liz Hill passed away on Oct. 24, 2023. A memorial service will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2024, at South Side in Decatur.  

For more than 20 years, Liz Hill was a familiar face on campus. She became a full-time member of the Student Development staff at Millikin in 1969, beginning her Big Blue career as Advisor to Social Organizations. She was named Director of Student Activities in 1974, and later became director of Richards Treat University Center and Student Activities when RTUC opened in 1979.

In addition to developing and implementing policies and procedures for RTUC’s operations, she was responsible for advising students in planning Homecoming activities. She retired from Millikin in 1992.

Before joining Millikin, she worked in accounting and personnel for the Pennsylvania, Wabash and Ann Arbor Railroad. She also was elected to and served five years on the National Grand Counsel of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Her late husband, Joseph Robert Hill, was a 1943 graduate, and both her daughters are Millikin alumni — Nancy Hill Mitchell ’72 and Dianne Hill Fischer ’75. The family requested that memorials be sent to the Bob and Liz Hill Scholarship at Millikin, which is awarded annually to students with demonstrated financial need, with strong preference for students from Decatur.