Leadership Training

Effective January 1, 2017,  the Board of Higher Education Act was amended to include leadership training requirements for Illinois’ public universities board of trustees members:   “The Board [of Higher Education] shall require every voting member of the governing board of a public university appointed for a term beginning after January 1, 2016 to complete a minimum of 4 hours of professional development leadership training covering topics that shall include, but are not limited to, public university and labor law, contract law, ethics, sexual violence on campus, financial oversight and accountability, audits, and fiduciary responsibilities of a member of a governing board within 2 years after beginning service and within every 2 years of service thereafter." (110 ILCS 205/13)

The following members of the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University have successfully completed the training:

Hon. J. Phil Gilbert, Chair
Dr. Ed Hightower, Vice Chair
Mr. Roger Tedrick, Secretary
Mr. Ed Curtis
Dr. Subhash Sharma
Mr. John Simmons