Illinois Professors Unhappy with Governor’s Pick to Higher Ed Board over Union Views

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

university of illinois illini photoFrom the Campus Reform:

Professors are lashing out at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s (R) appointment of a part-time lecturer to represent faculty on the Illinois Board of Higher Education, complaining the choice is anti-union.

Rauner, who has for months been locked in a budget battle with the state’s Democrat-controlled General Assembly in which higher education has featured prominently, announced his selection of John Bambenek, president of Bambenek Consulting and a part-time cybersecurity lecturer at the University of Illinois, to join the IBHE in an April 15 press release, though the appointment still requires confirmation by the Senate before it is official.

Photo by Phillip Kalantzis Cope

Photo by Phillip Kalantzis Cope