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The Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities is an advocacy organization that represents the public policy interests of Illinois’ independent non-profit colleges and universities. As the oldest private college association in the country, with a membership of 60 institutions serving over 230,000 students annually from all regions of the state, the Federation is the unified voice on behalf of the independent sector of higher education in Illinois.

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David W. Tretter
President

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In Memoriam

Donald E. "Don" Fouts November 24, 1937 - August 12, 2020 Donald Emil Fouts (1937-2020) died on August 12, 2020, in Springfield, Illinois. Don was born on November 24, 1937, in Redlands California, the son of George and Emily Fouts. He spent much of his childhood...

In Memoriam

Donald E. "Don" Fouts November 24, 1937 - August 12, 2020 Donald Emil Fouts (1937-2020) died on August 12, 2020, in Springfield, Illinois. Don was born on November 24, 1937, in Redlands California, the son of George and Emily Fouts. He spent much of his childhood...

Independent Colleges Key to Improving Illinois Higher Education

The Democratic and Republican primaries are over, thankfully, for many of us. But as the candidates transition into a new gear of spending and inundating us with numbers and claims about each other, we should be closely watching what’s happening to our state’s...

Investment Needed to Improve Higher Education in Illionis

The Democratic and Republican primaries are over, thankfully, for many of us. But as the candidates transition into a new gear of spending and inundating us with numbers and claims about each other, we should be closely watching what’s happening to our state’s...

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