Prairie Research Institute Advisory Board

PRI and its five Scientific Surveys are statutorily charged to provide scientific support to Illinois' state and municipal agencies, businesses, organizations, and people, and to enable citizens and decision-makers to make choices that ensure sustainable economic development, enduring environmental quality, and cultural resource preservation for the people, businesses, and governments of Illinois.

Members of the Prairie Research Institute Advisory Board represent the Institute's stakeholders from the perspective of state agencies, business, industry, local government, and the research at Illinois' universities.

Roles of the Advisory Board

Board members

The Vice Chancellor for Research of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign co-chairs the PRI Advisory Board and appoints board members on the recommendation of the Nomination Committee. Members are appointed for a three-year term and may be reappointed.

The Board comprises the PRI Executive Director; the deans of the University of Illinois College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; the director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA); the directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Department of Transportation, and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, or their representatives; and several at-large members who represent major constituent groups, business, industry, or local government representatives who routinely use PRI science.

The membership of the board represents technical expertise from among the following disciplines: animal biology, archaeology, chemistry, engineering, policy research, environmental science, geology, atmospheric sciences, plant biology, urban planning, and water resources.

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