Feb. 25, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities (FIICU) has elected Illinois Wesleyan President Richard F. Wilson to a second term as its board chair. FIICU represents all private colleges and universities in the state and advocates on behalf of its 59 member institutions at the local, state and federal levels.
“I am pleased to serve FIICU for another term,” said Wilson. “FIICU plays a key role in keeping legislators informed about the contributions being made by private institutions to the health and welfare of the state, advocating on behalf of financial aid for students, and providing a private college perspective on important policy issues.”
Wilson noted that Illinois independent colleges and universities enroll over 200,000 students, which account for 25 percent of all students attending college in the state. And, these institutions provide nearly $2 billion in grants, tuition discounts and scholarships every year to their students.
FIICU, which is one of the largest groups of its kind, is the official representative of member institutions to the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, and the Illinois General Assembly. David W. Tretter, who has served as president since 2004, leads the Federation’s professional staff.
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