Press Releases

Dec-02-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Executive Committee, Investment Committee, Audit & Risk Committee, Legal & Legislative Committee, Administration Committee and the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 4, Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle Street in Chicago.

Oct-23-19 SURS Certifies FY 2021 State Contribution

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on Thursday certified the System’s preliminary state contribution for fiscal year 2021 at $1,996,686,000, an increase of $141,994,000 from FY 2020. The state’s contribution to the College Insurance Program (CIP) was also certified at $4,622,773 for fiscal year 2021.

Oct-10-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Meketa Investment Group, 1 E. Wacker Dr. in Chicago. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the Investment Committee, Administration Committee and the SURS Board of Trustees will meet at Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle St. in Chicago.

Sep-27-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meeting

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1 , 2019, at Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle in Chicago.

Sep-26-19 SURS Hires New SMP Recordkeeper, Investment Provider for Revamp

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on Sept. 13 voted to hire Voya as recordkeeper and Alliance Bernstein as an income solution provider for both the Self-Managed Plan (SMP) and a new supplemental 457(b) plan, pending successful contract negotiations.

Sep-10-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Diversity Committee, Investment Committee, Legal & Legislative Committee, Administration Committee and the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will hold meetings on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the SURS office,1901 Fox Drive in Champaign.

Aug-27-19 Vogel Selected to Serve on SURS Board of Trustees

Champaign, IL – Mitchell Vogel, a SURS annuitant and former board member, has been selected to fill a vacancy on the SURS Board of Trustees by the elected SURS trustees. The vacancy was created when elected annuitant board member John Engstrom resigned after the June 2019 board meeting.

Aug-09-19 State Universities Retirement System Board Meeting

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees elected members will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at the SURS office, 1901 Fox Drive in Champaign.

Times shown on the agenda that follows are approximate.

Aug-07-19 Atkinson Appointed SURS Board Chair

Champaign, IL - Gov. Pritzker has appointed John Atkinson of Burr Ridge to serve as chairperson of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees.

Jun-12-19 SURS Increases Real Assets Investment, Hires Private Equity Advisor

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on June 7 increased the System’s commitment to Dune Real Estate Fund IV from $20 million to $50 million, subject to successful contract negotiations. The additional allocation is the result of an increased real assets allocation and an updated pacing study completed at the end of 2018 by the System’s real asset consultant Callan.

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