Tom Cross

Cross ’80 Appointed Chair of Illinois Higher Ed Board

Feb. 29, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Former state representative and Illinois Wesleyan University graduate Tom Cross has been appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner as the chairman of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Cross served in the Illinois General Assembly for 22 years and was the House Republican Leader from 2002-2013. He is currently a Distinguished Fellow at Aurora University promoting a program in science, technology and math. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan in 1980, Cross earned a juris doctor at Cumberland Law School. He is also a former Kendall County prosecutor.