University of Illinois System

Meet the Trustees

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees consists of 13 members, 11 who have official votes. Nine are appointed by the Governor for terms of six years, and three student trustees (one from each location: Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield) are elected by referenda at their university for one-year terms. One of these student trustees is appointed by the Governor to have an official vote. The Governor serves as an ex-officio member.

Trustee Cepeda


Trustee Craig Schilling

Craig Schilling

Trustee Edwards


Trustee Gutman


Trustee Holmes


Trustee Phalen


Trustee Camacho

Camacho *

Trustee Haq


Trustee Formea


* Student trustee assigned official vote

Governor Pritzker

Governor Pritzker

Officers of the Board

Chair: Donald J. Edwards
Treasurer: Lester H. McKeever Jr.
Comptroller: Paul N. Ellinger
University Counsel: Thomas R. Bearrows
Secretary: Gregory J. Knott