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Carrie J. Hightman

Lindsay K. H. Anderson (Chair)
c/o McGuireWoods LLP
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

Professional:  Counsel, McGuireWoods LLP
Graduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago-Kent College of Law
Home: Chicago
Public member

Jay D. Bergman Jay D. Bergman
108 East Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
(630) 654-2282

Professional: President and CEO, Petco Petroleum Corporation of Hinsdale; Chairman, Board of American Heartland Bank & Trust, Co.
Graduate: Illinois State University
Home: Joliet
Representative of Public Universities
Joceyln Carter

Jocelyn Carter
2219 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Professional: Assistant Professor, DePaul University Department of Psychology
Graduate: Vanderbilt University
Home: Chicago
Public Member

Hays Jane
Jane Hays
The Downey Group
505 Devonshire Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 356-7263

Professional: Managing Director for The Downey Group
Graduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Illinois College of Law
Home: Champaign
Public Member
Kym M. Hubbard

Kym M. Hubbard
2131 N. Lakewood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 307-9371

Professional: Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer, Ernst & Young, LLP
Graduate: Bradley University
Home: Chicago
Ex Officio Member representing Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Allan Karnes

Allan Karnes
187 Bonnie Brae
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 453-7966

Professional: Professor-School of Accountancy, KPMG Research Professor in Accountancy and Associate Dean-College of Business at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Graduate: Ball State University, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Home: Carbondale
Representative of Faculty

Paul Langer
Paul Langer
6506 Tower Circle Drive
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
(312) 715-5121

Professional: Attorney
Graduate: Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Home: Lincolnwood
Public member

Lazaro Lopez
Lazaro Lopez Ed.D
2121 S. Goebbert Road
Arlington Heights, IL, 60005
(847) 718-7611

Professional: Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Township High School District 214
Graduate: College of DuPage, Illinois State University, Roosevelt University, and Aurora University
Home: Hoffman Estates
Ex officio member representing Illinois Community College Board


Santos Rivera

Santos Rivera
2020 N. California Avenue
STE 7, #190
Chicago, IL  60647 
( 773) 329-0608

Professional: Emeritus Senior Executive, NEIU
Graduate: Aurora College, Northeastern Illinois University, The Union Institute Graduate School
Home: Chicago
Public member

Robert J. Ruiz
Robert J. Ruiz
4832 West 105 th Place
Oak Lawn, IL  60453
(708) 499-1610

Graduate: DePaul University College of Law, University of Illinois at Chicago
Home: Oak Lawn
Public member
Christine M. Wiseman

Christine Wiseman
Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 298-3309

Professional: President of Saint Xavier University
Graduate: Marquette University and Marquette University College of Law
Home: Palos Heights
Representative of Private Universities

Addison E. Woodward, Jr.
Addison E. Woodward, Jr.
200 East Delaware, 25F
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 285-2554

Professional: Chairperson of the Division of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University from 1979-2002
Graduate: Connecticut College, University of Toronto
Home: Chicago
Public member
David Anderson

Sean Anderson
600 N. McClurg
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 905-3563

Student at Roosevelt University
Major: Business Management
Home: Chicago
Student Member

Adrian Miller

Tyler Solorio


Student at DePaul University
Public Policy and Communications
Home: Chicago
Nontraditional Student member

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