Superintendent of East St. Louis School District 189. Appointed by the governor of Illinois as a member of the Eastern Illinois University's Board of Trustees where he serves as chair.
Professor Emerita at Northern Illinois University, considered the mother of business education.
A retired professor from University of California-Berkeley, Dr. Cross was a senior lecturer and chair of the Department of Administration, Planning, and Social Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Illinois State University. Also author of many textbooks and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Pulitzer Prize nominee recognized as one of the nation's prolific writers and Native American historian. Currently is Professor of History at University of Texas-Dallas.
President Emeritus of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and an active consultant in higher education.
President Emeritus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations during the Carter Administration. He is presently a Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
One of the longest sitting collegiate presidents in the country. Retired after 35 years as president of Thomas Edison State College.
Professor at Vanderbilt University and was a lead scientist in the development of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Chancellor of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York from 1991-2004.
Chancellor Emeritus for University of Wisconsin-Stout
Served as the President for the National Education Association from 2002-2008.