The Illinois Board of Higher Education consists of 16 members as follows: 10 public members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, one of which must
be a faculty member at an Illinois public university; one member of a public university governing board appointed by the Governor; one member of a private college or
university board of trustees appointed by the Governor; the chairman of the Illinois Community College Board; the chairman of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission;
and two student members selected by the Student Advisory Committee of the Board of Higher Education, one must be a non-traditional undergraduate student who is at least
24 years old. The Governor shall designate the Chairman of the Board to serve until a successor is designated.