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Gender Equity Advisory Committee (GEAC)


Public Act 91-304 expands the membership and purpose of the Gender Equity Advisory Committee that was initially established in 1989 through Public Act 86-560. (§105 ILCS 435/2.1.)

The purpose of the committee is to advise and consult with the Illinois State Board of Education in all aspects relating to ensuring that all students have equal educational opportunities to pursue high wage, high skill occupations leading to economic self-sufficiency. Committee members need to be appointed on a two year basis on odd number years.

The legislation states that membership shall include without limitation:

  • One regional gender equity coordinator
  • Two State Board of Education employees
  • An appointee of the Director of Labor
  • Five citizen appointees, who have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
  • nontraditional training and placement
  • service delivery to single parents
  • service delivery to displaced homemakers
  • service delivery to female teens
  • business and industry experience
  • and Education-to-Careers experience

Listed below are the individuals appointed to fill those positions for 2015-2016.

  • Regional gender equity coordinator
  • Dian Albert – OKAW Regional Vocational System Director/Special Populations Coordinator
  • Matthew Kelley – Special Populations Coordinator, Kankakee Area Regional Vocational Education System (KARVES)
  • Two State Board of Education employees
  • Deborah Hopper – Illinois State Board of Education
  • Brian Houser – Illinois State Board of Education
  • Appointee of the Department of Labor
  • Anna Hui – Assistant Director, Illinois Department of Labor
  • Citizen appointees
  • Wendy Howerter – Lincoln Land Community College
  • Penny Lauritzen – Illinois Agri-Women
  • Ruth Sweetser – American Association of University Women-IL Inc.
  • Sandra Westlund – Deenihan-Quality Float Works Inc.
  • Employees from other State Agencies
  • Tricia Broughton – Illinois Community College Board

Meeting Notice
Date Description
 


 GEAC Meeting Archive


2016

February 10, 2017
Location and Time TBD

  • Agenda
  • Minutes

September 16, 2016

February 26, 2016

2015

November 13, 2015

February 20, 2015

2014

September 12, 2014

February 14, 2014

2013

September 13, 2013

February 25, 2013 - Special Meeting

February 8, 2013

2012

September 14, 2012

February 10, 2012

2011

November 4, 2011

October 7, 2011

2010

June 4, 2010

September 30, 2010

2009

May 19, 2009

September 29, 2009

2008

December 3, 2008

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