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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
Allen, Danielle S.Board of DirectorsEx-OfficioDirectorBureau
Bracken, JohnBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Brownback, H.O.Board of DirectorsMemberNone
Chapman, DaleBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Cordova, TeresaBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Eleuterio, SusanBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Epstein, DeborahBoard of DirectorsMemberCook
Finitzo, MariaBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Gerst, VirginiaBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Guzman, JuanaBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Harris, Alton B.Board of DirectorsMemberCook
Hays, Jane A. Board of DirectorsMemberNone
Higgins, Joyce D.6/4/20236/4/2020GovernorMemberWinnebago
Holloway, JonathanBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Hong, Mae P. Board of DirectorsChairNone
Hunter, J. PaulBoard of DirectorsMemberCook
Jaffe, Lowell5/11/20231/11/2015GovernorMemberLake
Lyon, GabrielleBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Manning, SusanBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Mims, VerettBoard of DirectorsTreasurerNone
Patterson, WilliamBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Phelon, Rikeesha6/4/20236/4/2020GovernorMemberSangamon
Rapp, Alyssa4/3/20234/3/2020GovernorMemberLake
Shiel-Mahoney, GailBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Streur, Stacy Ellen Baygood4/3/20234/3/2020GovernorMemberCook
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
VACANTBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
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 DirectorsSecretaryNone
Wirtz, JenniferBoard of DirectorsMemberNone
Woolwine, DavidBoard of DirectorsVice ChairNone
Yepa-Pappan, Debra6/11/20236/11/2020GovernorMemberNone