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Title:University of Illinois Board of Trustees
Website:University of Illinois Board of Trustees
Contact Name:Greg Knott
Contact Title:Board Secretary
Contact Phone:217-333-9334
Function:The Board of Trustees governs, manages, and maintains University of Illinois, including all its branches; employs educational and administrative personnel; prescribes courses of study; sets tuition and fees.
Term:Trustees-6 years from 3rd Monday in January of each odd-number year; Voting Student - July 1 of each year or on date of selection, whichever is later, and expiring on next succeeding June 30th , Governor designates student with legally binding vote
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:No more than 5 from same political party
Qualifications:Per the U of I Trustees Act, each trustee must be an Illinois resident. A failure to meet or maintain this residency requirement constitutes a resignation from and creates a vacancy in the Board.
Composition:10 voting members plus the Governor - 9 trustees appointed by Governor - 1 voting student member designated by Governor from those elected at the U of I campuses (The student selected to have voting privileges does not Require Senate Confirmation)
Chair:Elected by the Board for a 1-year term.
Authority:110 ILCS 310/1

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Cepeda, Ramon1/18/20272/24/2015IndependentGovernorMember, TrusteeDuPage
Craig Schilling, Tami1/18/20272/5/2021RepublicanGovernorMember, TrusteeWashington
Dale, Kareem1/16/20231/31/2019DemocratGovernorMember, TrusteeCook
Edwards, Donald1/20/20251/31/2019DemocratGovernorMember, TrusteeCook
Estrada, Ricardo1/20/20251/31/2019DemocratGovernorMember, TrusteeCook
Holmes, Patricia Brown1/20/20251/31/2019DemocratGovernorMember, TrusteeCook
Jakobsson, Naomi1/16/20231/31/2019DemocratGovernorMember, TrusteeChampaign
King, Stuart1/16/20237/21/2017RepublicanGovernorMember, TrusteeChampaign
Lavleen, Mal6/30/20227/8/2021Student Body VoteMember, Student Member, UIC
Mwilambwe, Mariama6/30/20227/1/2021Student Body VoteMember, Student Member, UIUCChampaign
Phalen, Sarah1/18/20272/5/2021RepublicanGovernorMember, TrusteeSangamon
Pritzker, Gov. JBStatuteEx-OfficioGovernorNone
Verthein, Austin6/30/20227/1/2021Student Body VoteMember, Student Member (Voting), UIS