SUAA Partners

Higher Education Legislative Coalition (HELC) - This coalition brings representatives from the unions, campuses, independent lobbyists acting on behalf of higher education clients, community colleges, the State Board of Higher Education, IRSI, SURS and other interested parties. At this time, SUAA facilitates the meetings.

State Universities Retirement System Member Advisory Committee (SURSMAC) -  A committee formed with representation from all community colleges and universities to advise the SURS Board of Trustees on retirement system matters.  SUAA also holds a seat as a voting member.

Illinois Society of Association Executives (ISAE) -  (SUAA's Executive Director, Linda Brookhart, Past President)  ISAE is an association of statewide associations.  The latest feat was the stoppage of the increase in fees to lobby in the State of Illinois.

Illinois Channel - (SUAA Executive Director Linda Brookhart is a member of the Board of Directors, serving as its treasurer) The Board and Advisory Council consists of civic-minded individuals from communities across Illinois, who are committed to helping the Illinois Channel continue its commercial-free coverage of Illinois government and public affairs. By fundraising and sharing their expertise with the Illinois Channel, we are kept informed of issues in their fields and in their communities.  The Board of Directors and the Advisory Council membership is by invitation only, based upon previous civic and societal accomplishments.  Members are recognized on the Illinois channel website for their service to the Illinois Channel and the State of Illinois. The Illinois Channel reaches 1.3 million homes throughout the State of Illinois.

Business and Industry Federation of Economic Concern (BIFEC) - A non-profit association composed of regional and statewide businesses, trade and professional associations, corporations or corporate departments interested in following the legislative process in Illinois.

Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education

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