Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Katie Anselment

Contact Title

Legislative Liasion

Contact E-Mail



The Board of Trustees governs, manages, and maintains Eastern Illinois University, including all its branches; employs education and administrative personnel; prescribes courses of study and sets fees.


6 years and until successor is appointed and qualified

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation

No more than 4 from the same political party


No member of the Board shall hold or be employed in or appointed to any office or place under the authority of the Board, nor be an employee of the State or Federal Government.




7 members appointed by Governor, and 1 student member selected by student body


Elected by board


110 ILCS 665/10

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Ranchero, Bernie Charles 01/20/2025 09/25/2023 Democrat Governor Member Coles
Everett, Julienne 01/15/2029 01/31/2023 Independent Governor Member Effingham
Cohen, Zach 06/30/2019 07/01/2018 Student Body Vote Student Trustee
Edwards, Audrey 01/20/2025 04/25/2019 Democrat Governor Member Coles
Ngoboh, Timi 01/20/2025 11/17/2023 Democrat Governor Member Cook
Baurer, Barbara 01/15/2029 04/24/2017 Republican Governor Member, pro tem Tazewell
Madigan, Joyce 01/15/2029 04/25/2019 Republican Governor Member Coles
Hicks, C. Christopher 01/20/2025 04/25/2019 Democrat Governor Member Cook