Illinois State University Board of Trustees
Presidential Search Information
The process to search for the 21st president of Illinois State University has begun.
The 29-member committee includes broad university community representation, and is comprised of students, faculty, staff members, alumni board and foundation board members, and trustees.
Notice of Next Meeting
Presidential Search Committee Meeting
December 11, 2023
Circus Room, Bone Student Center
The Board of Trustees provided an update on the search process during their October 13 meeting. This update confirms its intention to hold an open search for the next Illinois State University president.
Procedure of Candidacy
All applications, nominations, inquiries, and feedback are invited. Parker Executive Search is assisting Illinois State University in this search. Information about this position is available on their website.
For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by Wednesday, January 10, 2024.
Nominations may be sent directly to Parker Executive Search.
Notice of Next Meeting
December 16, 2023
Board of Trustees Meeting
125A Turner Hall
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In the fall of 1995, the 89th General Assembly of the State of Illinois passed Senate Bill 241 which was sent to and signed by the Governor to become Public Act 89-0004. This new legislation established autonomous governing boards for seven state universities as part of a continuing reform of the state's higher education system. With the reorganization of Illinois' higher education system, state universities will be governed by boards whose duty is to assure their students are receiving the highest quality education possible and that tax and tuition dollars are being used wisely.
The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University began operation on January 1, 1996. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Illinois Senate for overlapping six-year terms. The eighth member of the Board is a student selected annually by the University. The President of the University serves as the primary liaison, linking the Board's responsibilities for policy direction to the University's operational responsibilities for carrying out its mission.
To contact the Board of Trustees, please email BOT@IllinoisState.edu.