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Title:Higher Education, Board of
Website:Board of Higher Education
Contact Comments:
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:6 year term ending January 31, and until successor has been appointed; for public and private university represenatives, 1 year term ending July 1, and until successor has been appointed
Senate Confirmation:Yes
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

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Atkinson, John1/31/20258/2/2019DemocratGovernorChair, Public MemberCook
Coffey, Max1/31/20211/11/2016RepublicanGovernorMember, Public MemberColes
Cruz, Maria6/30/20209/7/2019Board of Higher Ed Student Advisory CommitteeMember, Non-traditional Student MemberNone
Delaney, Jennifer1/31/20278/2/2019IndependentGovernorMember, Public University Faculty MemberChampaign
Douglas, Derek1/30/20238/2/2019DemocratGovernorMember, Public MemberCook
Evans, Andrea1/31/20258/2/2019DemocratGovernorMember, Public MemberCook
Garrison, Jennifer1/31/20258/2/2019IndependentGovernorMember, Public MemberFayette
Gloria, Veronica1/30/20238/2/2019DemocratGovernorMember, Public MemberWill
Herrero, Veronica7/1/20228/2/2019DemocratGovernorMember, Public University RepresentativeCook
Huber, KevinStatuteMember, Illinois Student Assistance CommissionNone
Jacobs, Alice Marie1/31/20215/25/2015RepublicanGovernorMember, Public MemberVermilion
Kothari, Pranav1/31/20258/2/2019DemocratGovernorMember, Public MemberCook
Lopez, LazaroStatuteMember, Illinois Community College BoardCook
Matthews, Mackenzi6/30/20219/7/2019Board of Higher Ed Student Advisory CommitteeMember, Student MemberNone
Shaw, Kenneth1/31/20278/5/2019DemocratGovernorMember, Public MemberCook
Wyatt, Clarence7/1/20221/3/2020DemocratGovernorMember, Private University RepresentativeWarren