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Title:State Universities Retirement System, Board of Trustees
Website:http://www.surs.com/
Contact Name:Martin Noven
Contact Title:Executive Director, Board of Trustees, State Universities Retirement System
Contact Phone:217.378.8877
Contact E-Mail:Executive_Director@surs.org
Function:The Board administers State Universities Retirement System that provides annuities to faculty and nonacademic employees of state universities and colleges, Class 1 community colleges, scientific surveys, and other related agencies.
Term:After an initial period of staggered terms consisting of either 3 year or 6 year terms, terms for the trustees shall be 6 years.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:See composition
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:11 trustees as follows: - Chair of Higher Education - 4 trustees appointed by the Governor, who are not members of the system, who shall not hold an elected state office - 4 trustees who are active participants elected by active participants (max. 2 from U of I) - 2 annuitant trustees elected by annuitants (max. 1 from U of I)
Chair:Chair of Higher Education
Authority:40 ILCS 5/15‑159

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Ammons, Aaron7/1/20217/1/2015StatuteMember, Contributing Member TrusteeChampaign
Atkinson, John1/31/20258/2/2019StatuteChair, Chair of the Board of Higher Education designeeCook
Figueroa, Richard6/29/20214/5/2019GovernorMemberCook
Flaherty, Jamie-Clare6/29/20243/29/2019GovernorMemberCook
Giertz, Fred7/1/20217/1/2015StatuteMember, Annuitant TrusteeChampaign
Lyons, John7/1/20243/29/2019GovernorMemberLake
Rock, Steven7/1/20247/15/2015StatuteMember, Contributing Member TrusteeMcDonough
VACANT6/29/2021GovernorMemberNone
Van Meter, Collin7/1/20247/1/2018StatuteMember, Contributing Member TrusteeMadison
Vasquez, Antonio A. 6/17/20155/1/2008StatuteMember, Contributing Member TrusteeCook
Vogel, Mitchell7/1/20218/1/2019StatuteMember, Annuitant TrusteeCook