Seventy-five years ago today, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees established the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. We are so proud of the 75 years of impact that IGPA scholars have had. Since its creation in 1947 by the Illinois General Assembly and the Board of Trustees, IGPA has been the place where objective, world-class research and public policy meet. Over the years, IGPA’s role has evolved, whether it has been providing research to the Illinois Legislature, convening new Working Groups that map to needs of the state, or facilitating internships and fellowships to promote Illinois’ public policy leaders.
Congratulations to all of you for making IGPA the People’s Policy Think Tank!