SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) today announced the appointment of Dr. Al Bowman to serve as Executive Director of the IBHE. Dr. Bowman is currently president emeritus of Illinois State University (ISU), where he served as its 17th President from 2003 until 2013. Tom Cross, IBHE Chair, said in announcing the appointment, “The Board is pleased Dr. Bowman has accepted our request that he take the helm of the IBHE at this time. He is an exemplary role model of a college educated Illinoisan, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University, and an undergraduate degree from Augustana College. His entire career in higher education has been carried out in Illinois, starting in 1978 as a member of the faculty at ISU.” Read more here.