Press Release


CHICAGO The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) Board of Directors will hold its fall board meeting at The Affinia Hotel Chicago (166 E. Superior Street, Chicago) on Friday, September 25, 2009. The Board will convene at 9:00 a.m. The meeting agenda will include a welcoming of new board members Rodrigo del Canto, Adam P. Green, Thomas Kallen, Roger L. Taylor and Kay Torshen, along with a review of grant proposals and a presentation of the FY10 budget and future program planning.

Currently, 33 members comprise the Illinois Humanities Council Board of Directors.  They are:

Alton B. Harris (Chicago), Chair; Danielle Allen (Chicago); Matti Bunzl (Champaign); Rodrigo del Canto (Chicago); Michael C. Dorf (Chicago); Deborah Epstein (Chicago); Stuart Flack (Chicago); The Honorable Joan B. Gottschall (Chicago); Adam P. Green (Chicago); J. Paul Hunter (Chicago); Falona Joy (Chicago); Thomas E. Kallen (Chicago); Gary Koch (Springfield); Greg Koos (Bloomington); Robert F. Lipman (Evanston); Grayson Mitchell (Chicago); Anita Nagler (Chicago); James M. Newcomb (Wilmette); Gayl S. Pyatt (Pinckneyville); Gordon Quinn (Chicago); Mike Ross (Urbana); Patricia Jean Simon (Makanda); Gerald Skoning (Chicago); Arthur M. Sussman (Chicago); Roger L. Taylor (Galesburg); Rolf Thienemann (Rockford); David Thigpen (Chicago); Nancy Tom (Chicago); Maria (Nena) Torres (Chicago); Kay Torshen (Chicago); George Van Dusen (Skokie); Willard E. White (Oak Park); and John A. Wing, (Evanston).

            The IHC accepts public nominations for new Board members throughout the year. For more information about the IHC, call (312) 422-5580 or visit

The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) is a nonprofit educational organization (501 {c} 3) dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities.  Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.


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