|Title:||Higher Education, Board of|
|Website:||Board of Higher Education|
|Function:||The Board is the policy making, coordinating, and budgetary authority for Illinois public higher education prepares master plan for development, expansion, and utilization of public higher education facilities, and the curricula and standards in areas of teaching, research, and public services; establishes minimum admission standards. |
|Term:|| (a) The members of the Board whose appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate shall be selected for 6-year terms expiring on January 31 of odd numbered years.|
(b) The members of the Board shall continue to serve after the expiration of their terms until their successors have been appointed.
(c) Vacancies on the Board in offices appointed by the Governor shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term. If the appointment is subject to Senate confirmation and the Senate is not in session or is in recess when the appointment is made, the appointee shall serve subject to subsequent Senate approval of the appointment.
(d) Each student member shall serve a term of one year beginning on July 1 of each year and until a successor is appointed and qualified.
(e) The member of the Board representing public university governing boards and the member of the Board representing private college and university boards of trustees, who are appointed by the Governor but not subject to confirmation by the Senate, shall serve terms of one year beginning on July 1.
|Party Affiliation:||No more than 7 from the same political party, excluding the Chair|
|Qualifications:||Illinois citizens knowledgeable or experienced in higher education problems.|
|Composition:||16 voting members:
12 appointed by the Governor, including:
- 9 public members* ;
- 1 public university faculty member* ;
- 1 representing a public university governing board;
- 1 representing a private university governing board;
4 other members including:
- Chairman of the Illinois Community College Board;
- Chairman of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission;
- 1 student member selected by recognized advisory committee of students of the Board of Higher Education;
- 1 non-traditional student member selected by recognized advisory committee of students of the Board of Higher Education
*Senate confirmation required |
|Chair:||Designated by the Governor|
|Authority:||110 ILCS 205/2|