Press Releases

The latest press releases from SURS. For press inquiries, click here.

America Saves Week is April 8-12

Are you saving enough for your retirement? SURS offers the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) as an additional savings plan for our members. If you are not already enrolled in the DCP you can learn more by attending the DCP Informational Webinar on April 16....

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Trustee Election Voting Has Started

Voting has started in the 2024 SURS trustee election. Six candidates have met the requirements to be included on the ballot. Voting is open through May 1. SURS members who are eligible to vote should have received voting materials from YesElections either by mail or...

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Candidates for Trustee Election Announced

Six candidates have met the requirements to be included on the ballot for SURS board election set for May 1. Voting will take place April 1 – May 1. SURS members will elect three active-member trustees and one annuitant trustee. Two of the active-member trustee seats...

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Lyons Appointed SURS Chair

Champaign, IL. – Gov. Pritzker has appointed John Lyons to chair the SURS Board of Trustees. He replaces John Atkinson who stepped down as chair last month to head Intersect Illinois. Lyons has served as an appointed SURS trustee since 2019 and was elected board...

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SURS Hires Schlachter as CIO

Champaign, IL – The SURS Board of Trustees has hired Michael Schlachter, CFA, as the System’s new chief investment officer (CIO). Schlachter will replace current CIO Doug Wesley when he retires in March of 2024. In the interim, the two will share responsibilities with...

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SURS CIO to Retire

Doug Wesley, SURS chief investment officer (CIO) for nearly seven years, is set to retire March 1, 2024. "It has been an honor and privilege to serve SURS board and members,” said Wesley. “I strongly believe that SURS makes a difference in people’s lives and I’m...

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