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Title:University of Illinois Board of Trustees
Website:University of Illinois Board of Trustees
Contact Name:Jeffrey A. Stein
Contact Title:Board Secretary
Contact Phone:217-333-1920
Contact E-Mail:
Contact Comments:
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
Camacho, Jr., Rafael6/30/20237/11/2022Student Body VoteMember, Student Member (Voting), UIS
Cepeda, Ramon1/18/20272/24/2015IndependentGovernorMember, TrusteeDuPage
Craig Schilling, Tami1/18/20272/5/2021RepublicanGovernorMember, TrusteeWashington
Edwards, Donald1/20/20251/31/2019DemocratGovernorMember, TrusteeCook
Gutman, Joseph1/20/20256/30/2022DemocratGovernorMember, TrusteeLake
Holmes, Patricia Brown1/20/20251/31/2019DemocratGovernorMember, TrusteeCook
Lavleen, Mal6/30/20227/8/2021Student Body VoteMember, Student Member, UIC
Milhouse III, Wilbur C. 1/15/20293/27/2023DemocratGovernorMember, TrusteeCook
Mwilambwe, Mariama6/30/20227/1/2021Student Body VoteMember, Student Member, UIUCChampaign
Phalen, Sarah1/18/20272/5/2021RepublicanGovernorMember, TrusteeSangamon
Pritzker, Gov. JBStatuteEx-OfficioGovernorNone
VACANT1/15/2029OtherGovernorMember, TrusteeNone
VACANT1/15/2029OtherGovernorMember, TrusteeNone