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Jonathan Lackland

        Candace Mueller

March 21, 2014


Illinois Public Agenda for College and Career Success midpoint report analyzes progress over the last five years and reviews state’s goals to increase number of Illinoisans with college credentials

            Springfield - The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) today announced that they will review and discuss the results from a mid-point report of progress, the Illinois Public Agenda for College and Career Success, at their April 1 meeting. The report analyzed the progress made in the last five years on the goals of the State’s master plan for higher education policy.  The board will also review information from the annual analysis of the state’s progress in providing college opportunities to underrepresented students of color and students with disabilities.

“IBHE joins the Governor and other state education agencies in support of the goal that 60 percent of Illinoisans have a postsecondary credential of marketable value or a college degree by the year 2025.  Meeting this goal will provide the skilled workforce Illinois needs for its economic security and prosperity,” IBHE Chair Lindsay Anderson said.

“The Illinois Public Agenda mid-point report and the annual Underrepresented Groups report are important resources for the Board to utilize as we identify priorities for higher education in Illinois that require our attention and action over the next four years.”

IBHE is working to identify priority programs and policies and engage in broad discussions across the State with higher education, business, and policy leaders at the state and regional levels to make certain the 60 X 2025 Goal is achieved.  The data presented in these two reports is critical to the board’s work.

The IBHE will meet at 1 p.m. on April 1, at College of Lake County, Building C, in Grayslake.


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