Press Release


CHICAGO The Illinois Humanities
Council (IHC) is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors.  New board members will be elected at the
April 24, 2009 board meeting in Chicago.
Board members serve three-year terms and are eligible for renewal twice. Board
nominees should be active in their community, have a long-term interest in the
humanities, and be able to make a substantial commitment of time and energy to
further the mission of the IHC.

To nominate a potential
board member, contact the IHC at
or 312.422.5580. Board nominations are accepted throughout the year.

35 members
comprise the Illinois Humanities Council Board of Directors.  They are:

Alton B. Harris (Chicago), Chair;
Danielle S. Allen (Princeton); Marti Belluschi (Chicago); Matti Bunzl (Champaign); Frank Cizon (Chicago); Michael C. Dorf (Chicago); Deborah Epstein (Chicago); John L. Fascia (Clarendon Hills); Stuart Flack (Chicago); The Honorable Joan B. Gottschall (Chicago); Clark Hulse (Chicago); J. Paul Hunter (Chicago); Cheryl Johnson-Odim (Evanston); Falona Joy (Chicago); Gary Koch (Springfield); Greg Koos (Bloomington); Robert F. Lipman (Evanston); Grayson Mitchell (Chicago); Constance L. Mortell (Denver, CO); Anita Nagler (Chicago); James M. Newcomb (Wilmette); Gayl S. Pyatt (Pinckneyville); Gordon Quinn (Chicago); Mike Ross (Urbana); Patricia Jean Simon (Makanda); Gerald
D. Skoning
(Chicago); Arthur
M. Sussman
(Chicago); Rolf A. Thienemann
(Rockford); David E. Thigpen (Chicago);
Nancy Tom (Chicago); Maria Torres (Chicago); The Honorable George Van Dusen (Skokie);
Willard E. White (Oak Park); John A. Wing, (Evanston); and Miriam Zayed (Orland Park).

For more
information about the IHC, call 312.422.5580 or visit

The Illinois Humanities
Council (IHC) is a nonprofit educational organization (501 {c} 3) dedicated to
fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of
individuals and communities.  Organized
in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH), the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater
understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities. The IHC
is supported by state, federal, and private funds.


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