Jane Hays ('79) appointed to Illinois Board of Higher Education

Friday, August 16, 2013

Gov. Pat Quinn announced on August 7 that Jane A. Hays ('79) is one of three new appointments to the Illinois Board of Higher Education. 

A native of Champaign, Hays is a 1972 graduate of University High School, a 1976 graduate of the University of Illinois (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), and a 1979 graduate of the College of Law (magna cum laude and Order of the Coif). Currently a managing director of The Downey Group, Inc., Hays has served on the boards of The United Way of Champaign County, The Champaign Public Library, The Carle Foundation, Leadership Illinois, The Champaign County Boys & Girls Club Foundation, and the College of Law’s Deans Advisory Board, which she has led as president. In 2007, she received the Constituent Leadership Award from the University of Illinois Alumni Association for her service to the College of Law.