May 08, 2018

Steven Rock elected SURS trustee

AFSCME-backed candidate Steven Rock was elected trustee in the recent State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Trustee Election by the system's active members.

Collin Van Meter was also elected by members and John Engstrom was elected to serve as an annuitant trustee. Their six-year terms begin July 15.

Steven Rock is a Professor of Economics at Western Illinois University, a member of the University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) and the State Universities Annuitants Association.

Steven Rock is uniquely qualified to continue his service on the SURS Board of Trustees. He understands that the State Universities Retirement System must reflect its membership in the decisions that are made and ensure that those decisions are in the best interests of SURS members.

Steven Rock supports full state funding of SURS and believes that this commitment must not be pushed off onto individual universities that are struggling under the current higher education funding crisis.

Click here for more information about the election.

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