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April 13, 2005

MATTHEW DeROSA ELECTED NEW IBHE STUDENT MEMBER

SPRINGFIELD - Matthew DeRosa, who will enter the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign next year to study political science, has been elected as the next student member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).

DeRosa was chosen by the Board's Student Advisory Committee to succeed Mark Weber who will complete his term as the student representative at the IBHE June meeting in Chicago.

"I feel honored to be elected by my fellow students and am grateful for their expression of confidence," DeRosa said. "I look forward to serving on the Board of Higher Education and presenting the student voice on important issues such as affordability."

DeRosa is presently a student at Parkland College in Champaign where he serves as president of the student government. He has held a variety of positions in the Student Advisory Committee.

He also is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the community college National Honor Society. He lives in Rantoul.

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Don Sevener

Sevener@ibhe.org


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