- Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 12:40 PM
Earlier this year, State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) passed House Bill 4113, creating another voting position on SIU’s board of trustees. Currently, the board is made up of nine members, but only eight members vote. The two students on the board, one from SIU Carbondale and the other from SIU Edwardsville, only have one collective vote. This measure gives each student a vote, which gives students from both campuses equal representation.
Governor Rauner vetoed the legislation saying, “having two student voting members is not necessary or advisable.”
Senator Forby offered the following comment: