Midwestern Higher Education Compact

Board and Commission Details


The Commission aims to further regional higher education opportunities and services in midwestern states that enter into the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.


Governer serves until term in office ends. General Assembly members, 2 years. Board of Higher Education and Community College Board members, 4 years.

Senate Confirmation



Not specified


5 members representing State of Illinois -- Governor (or his designee) during the tenure of office of Governor -- 2 members of General Assembly -- 1 from House, appointed by Speaker -- 1 from Senate, appointed by President 1 member of the Board of Higher Education appointed by a majority vote of the members of that Board 1 member of the Illinois Community College Board appointed by majority vote of the members of that Board Commission shall select from among its members a chairperson, vice-chairperson and treasurer. Commission shall appoint Executive Director who serves at pleasure of commission and act as secretary to commission. Treasurer, Executive Director, and such other personnel as commission may determine will be bonded. Majority of members constitutes a quorum.


45 ILCS 155.1

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Stuart, Katie 05/05/2021 Speaker of the House Member
Jacobs, Alice Marie 01/01/2019 03/01/2016 Board of Higher Education Member
Halpin, Sen. Mike 03/21/2023 Senate President Member
Foust, Mollie 10/08/2019 Governor Member Cook
Morris, Suzanne 06/30/2013 04/21/2011 Illinois Community College Board Member