Education Commission of the States

Board and Commission Details


The Commission collects and analyzes information concerning educational needs and resources in all states; encourages education research, particularly regarding administration and instruction methods; develops financing proposals; recommends policy and plans for improvement of public education.


Public members, 2 years, expiring January 31 of odd-numbered years, and until successor is appointed.

Senate Confirmation



Not specified


7 members -- Governor, State Superintendent of Education, 1 member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate, 1 member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House , 2 appointed by the Governor, and 1 appointed by the State Board of Education


45 ILCS 90/2

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
VACANT Governor Member
VACANT Speaker of the House Member State Representative
Lightford, Sen. Kimberly 01/08/2025 09/05/2014 Senate President Member
Pritzker, Gov. JB Statute Ex-Officio, Governor
Lindvahl, Craig State Board of Education Member
Isoye, Steven Statute Ex-Officio, State Board of Education
VACANT Governor Member