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Professional Development Leadership
Training for Public University Trustees

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)

Initative Information

   • P.A. 99-0695 (pdf)
   • FAQ (pdf)

Questions should be directed to the board office at: