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Title:Illinois Humanities
Website:IL Humanities
Contact Name:Michael Foley
Contact Title:Operations Director
Contact Phone:312-422-5580
Contact E-Mail:michael.foley@illlinois.gov
Contact Comments:
Function:To develop a program in the humanities, primarily for the adult public, that both funds high quality proposals submitted to the Council and produces its own programs that make the humanities disciplines more available to the citizens of Illinois, that encourage an increase of public participation in the humanities, and that foster greater public awareness of the humanities.
Term:Until a successor is appointed, but no longer than 9 years
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:Illinois resident
Compensation:None
Composition:38 members, 6 appointed by the Governor
Authority:20 U.S.C.A. § 956 (2)(A)

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bracken, JohnBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Cordova, TeresaBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Eleuterio, SusanBoard of DirectorsMember, ChairNone
Epstein, DeborahBoard of DirectorsMemberCook
Guzman, JuanaBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Harris, Alton B.Board of DirectorsMemberCook
Hayman, BridgetBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Higgins, Joyce D.6/4/20236/4/2020GovernorMember, SecretaryWinnebago
Hong, Mae P. Board of DirectorsMemberNone
Hunter, J. PaulBoard of DirectorsMemberCook
Jaffe, Lowell5/11/20231/11/2015GovernorMemberLake
Konopasek, MeaBoard of DirectorsMember, TreasurerNone
Lyon, GabrielleBoard of DirectorsExecutive DirectorNone
Manning, SusanBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Mims, VerettBoard of DirectorsTreasurerNone
Patterson, WilliamBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Phelon, Rikeesha6/4/20236/4/2020GovernorMemberSangamon
Sophian, LarryBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANT4/3/2023GovernorMemberBlank
VACANT4/3/2023GovernorMemberBlank
VACANTBoard of DirectorsDirectorBlank
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Winston, Jai L. Board of DirectorsMember, Vice ChairNone
Wirtz, JenniferBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Yepa-Pappan, Debra6/11/20236/11/2020GovernorMemberNone