Lobby Day 2, Springfield, May 14, 2014
Members of the Board of Trustees joined President Easter for the sixth U of I Lobby Day in Springfield. Hosted by Illinois Connection, the event gives U of I trustees and staff an opportunity for face-to-face meetings with legislators to highlight core messages from the state's leading university.
President Easter thanked Chairman Kennedy, other trustees in attendance, and alumni and friends for volunteering their time to tell the University's story in Springfield.
"Spreading the word about the University’s impact has never been more important, as the legislature debates issues that are pivotal to our future. I’m deeply grateful that the members of our Board of Trustees have carved time out of their busy schedules to join us today. Your presence underscores the importance of the decisions that legislators face this spring.
"And coupled with your support and another Lobby Day last month that brought more than 100 students from our three campuses to Springfield, it will give legislators insights from every angle … from the classroom to the boardroom."