Laura knows that one of the most important functions of our higher education system is providing students with an excellent education at a price that families can afford. It wasn’t that long ago that families could afford to send their children to a state university on a minimum wage job, without the burden of student loans.

Laura will invest in a higher education system in Illinois that propels our society forward and benefits students and communities alike in order to generate new ideas, new technologies and new opportunities for the next generation.