Mike Doyle is Executive Director of the YMCA at the University of Illinois and serves on the Board of the C-U Immigration Forum. Mr. Doyle graduated from the University of Illinois in 1978 with a Bachelor Degree in Urban Planning.
Throughout his 40 year career, he has helped established several non-profit organizations that are devoted to providing citizens and communities a voice in the decisions that directly affect their lives including the C-U Immigration Forum, Champaign County Health Care Consumers, United Citizens And Neighbors, the Illinois Center for Citizen Involvement and Community Shares of Illinois. As the Executive Director of the University Y, he works to develop the next generation of community leaders. A major element of that work in the past six years has focused on the issue of immigration. In 2016, the University YMCA was one of only a dozen YMCAs across the United States selected to develop a New American Welcome Center (NAWC) in their community. The New American Welcome Center (NAWC) at the University Y helps immigrants fully integrate into American society and prepares receiving communities around Champaign County to be welcoming and inclusive. This is accomplished through a combination of integration services, collaborations with community leaders and businesses, and strategies to connect and build cross-cultural understanding between immigrants and U.S.-born residents.