Rauner adds his toadies to the TRS board.

Where is a bipartisan representation? Surely a Democrat could fulfill one of these seats. Pay attention to who represents our state educational system! Where are the representatives of the 99% (us)?

Fred Klonsky

Bruce Rauner


February 26, 2016

Governor Announces Appointments; Staff Hire

SPRINGFIELD ­ Governor Bruce Rauner announced he has made appointments to the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois Teachers Retirement System Board. 

Name: Tom Cross

Position: Chairman ­ Illinois Board of Higher EducationGovernor Bruce Rauner  has appointed former State Representative Tom Cross as the Chairman of theIllinois Board of Higher Education. Crosss experience as a state legislator and fiscal reformer will be an asset to the board. Cross served in the Illinois General Assembly for 22 years and was the House Republican Leader from 2002-2013. He is currently a distinguished fellow at Aurora University where he promotes innovation in STEM education programs and a senior consultant at Culloton Strategies. Cross is also an attorney and a former prosecutor in the Kendall County State¹s Attorney¹s office. Cross earned his bachelors degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and his…

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