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UI Retirees Banks, Anderson Appointed to State Education Boards

by Jeff D'Alessio, The News-Gazette / Jan 23, 2023

Maureen Banks and James D. Anderson

After a 33-year career at the University of Illinois, College of Education alumna Maureen Banks, Ph.D. '07 Human Resources Education, has landed a new role in education — as an Illinois Community College Board member.

Banks, who retired from the UI last year and also serves as a Parkland trustee, was appointed by Governor J.B. Pritzker to the 10-person oversight committee.

Additionally, on January 20, 2023, Pritzker appointed another recent UI retiree to a board — Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Emeritus Professor James D. Anderson will serve on the nine-member Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Anderson served as dean of the UI College of Education from 2017-22.