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Pritzker names criminal justice official and instructor to ISU Board of Trustees

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Gov. JB Pritzker has chosen a court official who deals with specialized offenders for an open seat on the Illinois State University Board of Trustees.

Pritzker announced Monday he has nominated Anthony Byrd, an ISU alum, for the trustee post. Byrd serves as a special offender specialist in the U.S. Pretrial Service and is an adjunct criminal justice instructor for Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., according to a news release from the governor’s office.

Byrd received earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice before he got his master's degree from Lindenwood.

ISU has three vacancies on its governing board, following two resignations and the disqualification of a student trustee who did not meet residency requirements.

The university board is expected to meet soon after it had to postpone its regularly scheduled meeting on July 22. Byrd's nomination is pending approval by the Illinois State Senate.

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