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Welcome to the Faculty Advisory Council of the IBHE

The Faculty Advisory Council (FAC), an advisory group to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), is a representative group of faculty in the State of Illinois. It has 36 members comprised of the following Institutions in the State.

  • 12 Representatives, one from each of the 12 public universities
  • 12 Representatives from the private and proprietary institutions
  • 12 Representatives from the public community colleges

We are 50 and proud of it!

  • Governor Quinn’s letter of appreciation to FAC [ click here ]
  • Representative Naomi Jakobsson sponsored Illinois House Resolution 0645 on the occasion of our 50th anniversary [ click here ].
  • Senator Daniel Biss sponsored Illinois Senate Resolution 661 proclaiming December 13, 2013 IBHE Faculty Advisory Council day [ click here]

Executive Committee

Marie Donovan, DePaul University, Chair

Early Childhood, 2320 North Kenmore, SAC 362, Chicago, IL 60614


Shawn Schumacher, DeVry University-Addison, Vice Chair

Academics, Room 212, 1221 North Swift Road, Addison, IL 60101

630.953.1300 x 8252


Susan Wiediger, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

SIUE Department of Chemistry, Campus Box 1652, Edwardsville, IL  62026-1652

Phone: 618-650-3088


Devi Prasad V. Potluri, Chicago State University, Chair Public Caucus

9501 South King Drive, Chicago, IL 60628



John D’Anca, Oakton Community College, Chair Community College Caucus

Division I Science and Health Careers, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016



Andrew Howard, Chair, Independent Institutions Caucus

Illinois Institute of Technology

Associate Professor of Biology and Physics, 3101 South Dearborn Street, Life Sciences Building, Room 178, Chicago, IL 60616