In late August, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker appointed DePaul's Darryl Arrington, the assistant vice president of the Center for Access and Attainment, to the board of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. This is a four-year appointment that requires confirmation by the Illinois Senate.
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is best known for distributing nearly $400 million annually in need-based financial aid to Illinois students enrolled in community colleges and public and private universities. ISAC’s mission is to help make college accessible and affordable for students throughout Illinois. ISAC provides comprehensive, objective and timely information on education and financial aid for students and their families—giving them access to the tools they need to make the educational choices that are right for them.
In his role at DePaul, Arrington provides oversight for the university TRIO programs, Enrollment Management's college access initiatives and partnerships with Chicago's high schools. A double-Demon, Arrington brings more than 25 years of experience to serve on the agency responsible for distributing Monetary Award Program grants.
“ISAC is an important partner for DePaul University and our students,” says Paula Luff, interim vice president for Enrollment Management at DePaul. “Darryl brings the right perspective to this appointment, and I think Governor Pritzker made a very wise choice. This is a win-win situation.”