Kareem Dale, who received services from the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services while completing a bachelor’s degree in advertising, an MBA and a law degree at Illinois, was appointed to the Illinois Board of Trustees by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the News-Gazette reported.
Dale, who was presented with the Harold Scharper Award at Illinois in 2015, spent more than four years in Washington, D.C., as Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy, the highest-ranking position on disability ever created by a president. He briefed President Obama on policy issues that impacted diverse constituencies, represented the President at selected meetings at the United Nations and World Intellectual Property Organization, and reviewed and edited speeches on new legislation, policies, and regulations.
Dale is now senior counsel at Discover Financial Services.
The governor appoints nine statewide trustees to staggered six-year terms on the board, with the advice and consent of the Senate.