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Title:Western Illinois University Board of Trustees
Website:Western Illinois University Board of Trustees
Contact Name:Melinda Mcfadden
Contact Title:Administrative Assistant, President's Office, Western Illinois University
Contact Phone:309.298.1824
Contact Comments:Administrative Assistant, President's Office, Western Illinois University -or- Jeanette Malafa, Government Relations, 217/652-6467
Function:The Board of Trustees operates, manages, controls, and maintains the University.
Term:6 years, expiring 3rd Monday of January of staggered odd-numbered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:No more than 4 from same political party.
Qualifications:No member of the board to hold or be employed in or appointed to any office or place under authority of board, nor be an employee of state government. Must be Illinois residents.
Compensation:Reimbursed for expenses.
Composition:8 members: - 7 voting members appointed by Governor - 1 voting student member until July 1, 2001 who is a resident at Western Illinois University; Student shall serve a term of 1 year, beginning July 1 of each year; Beginning July 1, 2001, and thereafter, student member shall be a voting member; Student member is determined by campus-wide student referendum.
Chair:Elected annually by the Board
Authority:110 ILCS 690/35‑10

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Aguilar, Gregorio1/20/20253/28/2019DemocratGovernorMemberRock Island
Brown, Justin6/30/20207/1/2018Western Illinois UniversityMember, Voting Student TrusteeChampaign
Lang, Kisha1/15/20233/28/2019DemocratGovernorMemberCook
Radosh, Mary (Polly)1/20/20253/28/2019DemocratGovernorChairMcDonough
Shaw, Douglas1/20/20253/28/2019DemocratGovernorMemberPeoria
Stutz, Carin1/13/20239/30/2019RepublicanGovernorMemberCook
Twomey, Patrick 'Mark'1/15/20239/30/2019RepublicanGovernorMemberMcDonough
Wise, Derek L. 1/15/20293/6/2023IndependentGovernorMemberMadison