Rauner appoints 2 to University of Illinois trustees board

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has nominated two people to fill openings on the University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees. Rauner said in an early Tuesday news release that he has chosen Northern Trust vice president Ramon Cepeda and Jill Smart who is president of the National Academy of Human Resources. Both graduated from the University of Illinois. Cepeda also has worked for other banks and mortgage companies. Smart has worked in human resources for nearly 35 years, largely for Accenture where she was chief human resources officer. Last month the board of trustees named fellow trustee Edward McMillan to be the new chairman. He replaces outgoing Board of Trustees chairman Christopher Kennedy.