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Title:Commission on Equitable Public University Funding
Contact Name:Illinois Board of Higher Education
Function:The purpose of the Commission is to, at a minimum, recommend specific data-driven criteria and approaches to the General Assembly to adequately, equitably, and stably fund public universities in this State and to evaluate the existing funding methods used for public universities
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:The Board of Higher Education shall recognize and consider the representation of underrepresented and historically underserved groups, including those who are Black, Latinx, or from low-income families, and the racial and geographical diversity of this State when making appointments to the Commission
Compensation:None
Composition:The membership of the Commission shall include, at a minimum: (1) One member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate, who shall serve as co-chairperson. (2) One member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall serve as co-chairperson. (3) The chairperson of the Board of Higher Education or a designee, who shall serve as co-chairperson. (4) One member appointed by the Governor, who shall serve as co-chairperson. (5) One member of the Senate appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate. (6) One member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. (7) The chairperson of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission or a designee. (8) The chairperson of the Higher Education Committee of the House of Representatives or a designee. (9) The Minority Spokesperson of the Higher Education Committee of the House of Representatives or a designee. (10) The chairperson of the Higher Education Committee of the Senate or a designee. (11) The Minority Spokesperson of the Higher Education Committee of the Senate or a designee. (12) Twelve members representing the public universities in this State each appointed by the President of each public university. (13) One member representing a higher education advocacy organization focused on eliminating disparities in college completion in this State for low-income and first-generation college students and students of color appointed by the Board of Higher Education. (14) One member representing a statewide advocacy organization focused on improving educational and employment opportunities for women and adults appointed by the Board of Higher Education. (15) One member representing a statewide advocacy organization focused on developing an equitable birth-to-career educational system appointed by the Board of Higher Education. (16) One member representing a statewide organization that advocates for alternative education and bridge programs and the re-enrollment of students in this State appointed by the Board of Higher Education. (17) One member representing a fiscal policy research organization focused on the impact that State-level budget and tax policies have on equitable education funding solutions appointed by the Board of Higher Education. (18) Two members representing an organization that advocates on behalf of public university faculty members who are each employed by a different university appointed by the Board of Higher Education. (19) One health care expert from the public higher education arena appointed by the Board of Higher Education, in consultation with the presidents and chancellors of the public universities. (20) One member who has legal expertise in higher education funding and finance appointed by the Board of Higher Education. (21) One postsecondary student enrolled at a public university in this State appointed by the Board of Higher Education.

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
VACANTSpeaker of the HouseCo-Chair
VACANTSenate PresidentCo-Chair
VACANTChairperson of the Illinois Board of Higher EducationCo-Chair
VACANTGovernorCo-Chair
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the House of Representatives Member
VACANTStatuteChairperson of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission
VACANTStatuteChairperson of Higher Education Committee of the House of Representatives
VACANTStatuteMinority Spokesperson of the Higher Education Committee of the House of Representatives
VACANTStatuteChairperson of the Higher Education Committee of the Senate
VACANTStatuteMinority Spokesperson of the Higher Education Committee of the Senate
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTPublic University PresidentMember
VACANTBoard of Higher EducationRep. a higher education advocacy organization focused on eliminating disparities in college completion in this State for low-income and first-generation college students and students of color
VACANTRep. a statewide advocacy organization focused on improving educational and employment opportunities for women and adultsMember
VACANTBoard of Higher EducationRep. a statewide advocacy organization focused on developing an equitable birth-to-career educational system appointed
VACANTBoard of Higher EducationRep. a statewide organization that advocates for alternative education and bridge programs and the re-enrollment of students in this State
VACANTBoard of Higher EducationRep. a fiscal policy research organization focused on the impact that State-level budget and tax policies have on equitable education funding solutions
VACANTBoard of Higher EducationRep. of an organization that advocates on behalf of public university faculty members who are each employed by a different universities
VACANTBoard of Higher EducationRep. of an organization that advocates on behalf of public university faculty members who are each employed by a different universities
VACANTBoard of Higher EducationHealth care expert from the public higher education arena
VACANTBoard of Higher EducationLegal expertise in higher education funding and finance
VACANTBoard of Higher EducationPostsecondary student enrolled at a public university in this State