Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bernard Schoenburg: Trustee Hoffman

Nathan Hoffman, who started a job in January staffing the Springfield office of U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, has been elected to a one-year term as the student trustee from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Hoffman, 21, is officially a junior at UIS and continues to take online and evening classes while working full time for LaHood. He said he’s on track to graduate next spring.

LaHood, Hoffman said, is “100 percent supportive” of the elective post on the U of I board of trustees. Hoffman has been president of the UIS College Republicans in the school year just ending.

“I’ve never shied away from taking on new challenges as long as I think I can commit 100 percent of my effort to it,” Hoffman said.

Student trustees to the U of I board are elected from each of the three main campuses — Chicago, Springfield and Champaign-Urbana. Two get advisory votes, and the governor gets to designate one who gets a binding vote.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on April 28, 2016.

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