Council of Member Institutions
The Council of Member Institutions (CMI) is composed of institutional representatives appointed by the chief officer of each of the member institutions plus the College of Lake County. The CMI elects its chairperson, vice-chairperson, and representatives to serve on the Governing Board. Those elected to the Governing Board represent the CMI itself and not their individual colleges or universities. The slate of Governing Board candidates usually tries to achieve a balance of public university and private university representatives. They cannot serve on the Governing Board for more than three consecutive two-year terms. The Council considers a variety of matters including recommendations from various Center committees, and in turn advises and assists the Board in matters such as:
- facilitating inter-institutional communication.
- coordinating academic programs.
- identifying needed instructional support facilities and services.
- assessing local needs.
- electing representatives to the Governing Board.
2019-20 CMI meeting dates: August 8, 2019; November 14, 2019; February 13, 2020; April 9, 2020
Current CMI Representatives
College of Lake County
Interim Assistant Vice President for Educational Affairs/ Dean of Business & Social Sciences
Concordia University Chicago
Associate Dean, College of Innovative and Professional Programs
Matthew J. Hlinak, Chair
Assistant Provost for Continuing Studies & Special Initiatives
Eastern Illinois University
Douglas J. Bower
Dean, School of Extended Learning
Timothy J. Panfil
Senior Director, Graduate Admission & Enrollment Management
National Louis University
Director of Community College & Four-Year Institutional Partnerships
North Park University
Associate Dean and Associate Professor/Director of the Business Program, School of Professional Studies
Northeastern Illinois University |
R. Shayne Cofer
Acting Associate Provost
Northern Illinois University
Director, External & Global Programs, College of Education
Olivet Nazarene University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Executive Director, SIU Extended Campus
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
P. Denise Cobb
Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Trinity International University
University of Illinois Springfield
Kathy Johnson, Vice-Chair
Regional Director, University Academic Programs & Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Assistant Director, Marketing & Strategic Communication, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
David Ramey Senior Director
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