(SPRINGFIELD, IL) — Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed William Schroeder to the Illinois Civil Service Commission. He brings regional diversity and experience as an attorney to the board. Schroeder has been a licensed attorney since 1969. Most recently, he has been a law professor at a number of universities across the country including Southern Illinois University and Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to his work as a professor, Schroeder worked in private practice and as a prosecutor at the state and county levels in Massachusetts. Schroeder earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Illinois. He also earned a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University. Schroeder lives in Nashville, Illinois. Rauner has also designated Southern Illinois University-Carbondale student Allen Shelton as the voting representative on the SIU Board of Trustees.