October 31, 2012
DR. REID TO RETURN TO HOME BASE
SPRINGFIELD – Dr. George Reid, Executive Director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), has decided to step down for personal reasons. Dr. Reid acknowledged that while business travel is certainly expected and acceptable, he has decided that it was time to reduce his personal time on the road and to increase his time with family.
Regarding IBHE, Dr. Reid said, "I am grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute to the progress taking place in higher education in Illinois." Dr. Reid's accomplishments include:
Dr. Reid remarked it was truly a delight to work with students and the State's legislative, gubernatorial, business, and educational leaders to create a funding system for higher education designed to grow the numbers of postsecondary graduates and, therefore, a more vibrant future economy. Carrie Hightman, Chairwoman of the Board of Higher Education said, "The Board is proud of the work of IBHE during Dr. Reid's tenure. The Board thanks Dr. Reid for his contributions in Illinois and wishes him all the best for future success."
Dr. Reid looks forward to his opportunity to work with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, (AASCU). At AASCU, Dr. Reid's work will examine strategic issues related to policy development and higher education management.