Board of Trustees

Library trustees are volunteers appointed by the mayor of Champaign. The Board of Trustees sets policy for the library and appoints the library director, who serves as the library’s chief executive officer. Trustees serve a three-year term.


Katie Blakeman portraitKatie Blakeman, President
Senior Data and Innovation Manager, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts   Read more »

Minnie Pearson portraitMinnie Pearson, Vice President
Retired teacher, Champaign Unit 4 Schools   Read more »

Michael La Due portraitMichael J. La Due, Secretary
Former Champaign City Council member   Read more »

Rajeev Malik portraitRajeev Malik, Treasurer
Director, Office of Foundation Relations, University of Illinois

Maryka Trent Baraka portraitMaryka Trent Baraka
Technical Content Management   Read more »

Trisha Crowley portraitTrisha Crowley
Retired Deputy City Attorney, City of Champaign

Michael Foellmer portraitMichael Foellmer
Champaign City Council Representative     Read more »



Charles Lansford portraitCharles Lansford
Retired, Carle Physicians Group

Chaya Sandler portraitChaya Sandler
Academic Advisory, University of Illinois

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Updated 5/2022

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