Pritzker Names New Illinois State University Trustees | Local Education

Normal – Illinois State expects to have a new trustee join Anthony Bird.

Governor JB Pritzker’s office announced Monday that Byrd will be appointed as the new trustee. The position requires state Senate approval.

One member of the board has stepped down since 2021, with former trustee Rocky Donahue stepping down earlier this summer. The body also lost its expected student trustee after it was determined the student elected this spring is not eligible to serve. The school plans to re-elect a student trustee this fall.

Bird is a Special Offenders Specialist with the U.S. Office of Pretrial Services and an adjunct lecturer in Criminal Justice at Lindenwood University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from ISU and a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Lindenwood, according to the release.

The university postponed a meeting scheduled for July 22 because officials expected not enough trustees would be present to reach a quorum. The university has yet to announce a new date.

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