The University of Illinois Board of Trustees consists of 13 members, 11 of whom are voting members.
Nine are appointed by the governor for terms of six years, and three student trustees (one from each university) are elected by referenda at their universities for one-year terms.
One of these student trustees is appointed by the governor to have a vote. The governor serves as an ex-officio member.
Trustees are appointed to serve on a voluntary, non-remunerated basis. Members of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees are responsible to the people of Illinois for the distribution of funds appropriated by the General Assembly and for the administration and governance of the U of I System.
Trustees oversee all aspects of the U of I System. In addition to focusing on appropriate governance, trustees advocate for programs and initiatives that support diversity and sustainability at all three universities.
Trustees are listed with their home city and year of term expiration. *Denotes student trustees, who are listed with the university they represent.