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January 7, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY

TASK FORCE TO STUDY MAP PROPOSAL SCHEDULES FIRST MEETING

WHAT:

Meeting of an Illinois Board of Higher Education Blue Ribbon Task Force to study a proposal to enhance funding of the Monetary Award Program (MAP).

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 11, at 10:00 a.m.
Subsequent meetings are planned for January 19 and 27, 2011, and February 4, 2011.
Times and locations will be announced.

 
WHERE:

Room N-502 Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Chicago

WHO:

The Task Force members are:

    • Tom Schmidt, former president of Carl Sandburg College, Chairman of the Task Force
    • Sharon Alpi, a professor at Millikin University and vice chair of ISAC,
    • Susan Friedberg, president of DeVry University-Illinois,
    • Dimitra Georgouses, a student at Roosevelt University and an IBHE student member,
    • Dean Mihas, a principal with GTCR, a private equity firm in Chicago,
    • Sue Morris, vice chair of the Illinois Community College Board,
    • Steve Rock, a professor of economics at Western Illinois University,
    • Jerry Roper, president and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and
    • Rufus Williams, former president of the Chicago Public Schools.

A new website has been created to provide for public input, transparency, and to share task force announcements and related information with the public. Visit www.maptaskforce.org for more information, or e-mail comments and/or proposals in PDF format to submissions@maptaskforce.org.

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