State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) has been chosen to serve on the Illinois House of Representatives’ Higher Education Committee.
Reick will join eight other Republicans and 12 Democrats on the committee, which is charged with considering policy initiatives that would affect the quality and cost of higher education at Illinois’ 12 public institutions of higher learning. “I’m pleased to be joining several of my colleagues on the higher education committee and look forward to having a voice in public policy as it relates to our colleges and universities,” said Reick.
The committee meets regularly in Springfield during the regular session months between January and the end of May each year. “Education is one of my key areas of interest, so this is an excellent committee assignment,” added Reick. “I already serve on two of the K-12 Education committees and I’m pleased to now extend my service to the higher education committee discussions.”
Illinois’ 12 public universities include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Western Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Northern Illinois University, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago State University and Governors State University.