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Title:Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees
Website:Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees
Contact Name:Paula Keith
Contact Title:Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University
Contact Phone:(618) 536.3344
Contact Comments:Executive Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University
Function:The Board of Trustee governs, manages, and maintains Southern Illinois University, including all its branches; employs educational and administrative personnel; prescribes courses of study; sets fees; administers plan for billing and collection of charges made by faculty members at the School of Medicine for professional services performed in support of academic duties.
Term:6 years, beginning third Monday in January of odd numbered years, and until successor is appointed. Student members, 1 year, beginning July 1
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:Yes, no more than 4 of the Governor’s appointments from the same political party
Qualifications:No employee of state or federal government or office under board’s authority may be members. Members may not have any contracts made by the board.
Composition:10 members - 7 appointed by Governor with the advice & consent of the Senate - 1 voting student member designated by the Governor from one campus of University - 1 non-voting student member from campus of University not represented by voting student member (each student member to be selected by respective campuses at Carbondale and Edwardsville) - Superintendent of Public Instruction (or Designee) as Ex-Officio The Governor shall designate one of the student members serving on the board to serve as the voting student member.
Chair:Elected by the board
Authority:110 ILCS 520/1

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Ayala, Dr. Carmen3/1/2019StatuteEx-Officio, Superintendent of Public InstructionNone
Brou, DorcasStudent Body VoteMember, SIUC Student TrusteeJackson
Curtis, Edgar1/20/20253/22/2019RepublicanGovernorMemberSangamon
Gilbert, J. Phil1/18/20273/2/2015RepublicanGovernorChairJackson
Hightower, Ed1/20/20253/22/2019DemocratGovernorVice-ChairMadison
O'Dell, HaileeStudent Body VoteMember, SIUE Student Trustee, Voting Student TrusteeMadison
Salger, Sara1/18/20276/16/2022DemocratGovernorMemberSt Clair
Sharma, Subhash1/20/20253/22/2019IndependentGovernorMemberJackson
Simmons, John1/16/20233/22/2019DemocratGovernorMemberMadison
Tedrick, Roger1/14/20233/22/2019IndependentGovernorSecretaryJefferson