The University of Illinois – the state’s most comprehensive public university – is composed of three campuses: Chicago, Urbana-Champaign and Springfield with regional medical campuses in Peoria, Rockford and the Quad Cities. Extension offices, research parks and the U of I hospital expand the reach of the university.
Board of Trustees
Overseeing the 80,000-student institution is the Board of Trustees and the U of I president. Along with the chancellor/vice president of each campus, the board and president drive the university’s commitment to its core missions of education, research, public service and economic development.
The 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 campus) are elected by referenda on their campuses for one-year terms. One student trustee is appointed by the Governor to have an official vote. The Governor serves as an ex-officio member.
Joining the president are the vice presidents for academic affairs, finance, health affairs, and research, as well as the offices of University Counsel, Governmental Relations, and University Relations.
The units within University Administration provide vital services and support – such as business and financial services, IT, facilities planning, auditing, legal counsel – to the campuses and their students, faculty, and staff.