Illinois State has been selected as the host university for the 18th Annual Council of Councils on October 15 and 16.

The Civil Service Council will be representing Civil Service employees at Illinois State. The event gathers college councils from 12 universities across the state to address issues of concerns applicable to state employees. The two-day event features guest speakers including university employees and Illinois legislators, and is designed to increase transparency at the state level. Topics discussed include the current state of affairs for the state as well as current and retired employee benefits. The council of councils also serves as a valuable opportunity for universities to network and share knowledge with their peer institutions.

Illinois State University is honored to host this year’s proceedings, which first began in 1996 when Civil Service Senate President LouElla Rozier invited Civil Service senate and council members from Northern Illinois and Chicago State University to participate in a Civil Service Day program and luncheon at Governors State University. The next year, the first College of Councils took place, and the event has become integral to yearly communication between Illinois’ universities.