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Illinois Board of Higher Education Members


Illinois Board of Higher Education Members

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. 

Pranav G. Kothari
Professional- Founder & CEO, Revolution Impact, LLC

Graduate- Washington University in St. Louis and Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Home- Chicago, IL

Veronica Herrero -
Vice Chair Public University Governing Board
Professional- Chief Strategy Officer, City Colleges of Chicago

Graduate- University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago

Home - Chicago

Andrea Evans -
Public Member
Professional - Director, Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies and Professor, Northeastern Illinois University

Graduate - University of Illinois at Chicago and DePaul University

Home - Chicago

Jennifer Garrison - Public Member
Professional - Superintendent, Vandalia School District

Graduate - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Eastern Illinois University and Western Illinois University

Home - Vandalia

Kenneth Shaw -
Public Member
Professional - Chancellor and President Emeritus and University Professor, Syracuse University

Graduate - Illinois State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University

Home - Chicago

Generic - Vacant Shilouet Person image

Sharon Bush - Public Member

Professional - President, Grand Victoria Foundation

Graduate - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Roosevelt University

Home - Chicago

Generic - Vacant Shilouet Person image

Garth Walker - Public Member

Professional - Senior Medical Director for RUSH Health and Assistant Professor at RUSH

Graduate - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Home - Chicago

Generic - Vacant Shilouet Person image

Vacant - Public Member

Professional - TBA

Graduate - TBA

Home - TBA

Sam Majka – Traditional Student Board Member
College - Illinois State University

Course of Study - Political Science and German.

Home - Springfield, Illinois

Magnus Noble: Non-Traditional Student Member
College - John A. Logan Community College

Course of Study - Associate's of Arts program

Home - Alton, Illinois

Dr. Jenkins

Sylvia Jenkins
Professional - President of Moraine Valley Community College

Graduate - Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies with a specialization in Community College Leadership from Colorado State University, an MLS/Master of Library Science from State University of New York at Albany, and a B.S. in English Education from Grambling State University.

Home - Chicago

Clarence Wyatt

Clarence Wyatt - Representative for Independent Colleges and Universities
Professional - President Monmouth College

Graduate - B.A. Centre College; M.A. and Ph.D, University of Kentucky

Home - Monmouth

Eric Zarnikow -
Ex Officio Member representing the Chair of the Illinois Students Assistance Commission
Professional - Executive Director, Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Graduate - Iowa State University; Drake University

Home - Buffalo Grove