New IBHE chair
I was pleased to hear the announcement about the appointment of Carrie Hightman as the new chair of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. I know of her support for higher ed in a special way. She was at UIS two years ago, in February 2005, to announce that a $36,000 grant would go to the UIS Office of Technology Enhanced Learning, College of Education and Human Services and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to fund online secondary education toward teaching certification in mathematics. At the time she was president of SBC Illinois, which made the donation to UIS and other Univerity of Illinois units.