Former Illinois Supreme Court Clerk Carolyn Taft Grosboll, who retired last month on November 30, 2021, has been announced as a recipient of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) Distinguished Service Award for 2022.
The SIUC Distinguished Service Award is an honor reserved for persons “who have contributed importantly to southern Illinois, to the nation, to the world, to the State, and/or to the University.” It has been awarded annually to qualified recipients for nearly 70 years.
“I received both my BA in History and my JD from SIU Carbondale,” Taft Grosboll said. “I am overwhelmed and so honored to be a recipient of SIUC’s Distinguished Service Award.”
Ms. Taft Grosboll led the transformation of the Clerk’s office from paper to digital and other important efforts in her 10 years as Supreme Court Clerk, and SIUC nomination lauded her “reputation as an intelligent, innovative, effective and unflaggingly professional contributor to the legal system, the environment and public welfare.”