Press Releases

Press Releases

May-06-21 SURS Members Elect Trustees to New Terms

Champaign, IL - Current board members Mitchell Vogel and Fred Giertz have been elected to continue serving on the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees by the System’s annuitants. The election was conducted April 1 – May 3 by YesElections, an impartial election services company.

May-03-21 State Universities Retirement System Board Meeting

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees Legal & Legislative Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, via remote access due to COVID-19 statewide restrictions.

Times shown on the agenda that follows are approximate.

Apr-27-21 State Universities Retirement System Claims Panel Meeting

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Claims Panel will meet on Friday, May 7, 2021, via remote access due to COVID-19 statewide restrictions.

Times shown on the agenda that follows are approximate.

Apr-26-21 SURS Assigns Up to $30 Million to Real Estate Fund

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees approved a commitment of the lesser of $30 million or 10 percent of total fund commitments to Newport Capital Fund III, the closed-end, non-core real estate fund managed by Newport Capital Partners. The vote was taken during the April 22 remote board meeting.

Apr-19-21 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Investment Committee, Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Thursday, April 22, 2021, via remote access only due to COVID-19 statewide restrictions.

Times shown on the agendas that follow are approximate.

Mar-16-21 SURS Commits to Real Estate Debt Allocations, Updates DC Policy

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Board of Trustees on March 12 committed the lesser of $50 million or 10 percent of total fund commitments to Basis Investment Group Real Estate Fund II, subject to successful completion of contract negotiations. SURS committed $30 million to Basis Investment Group Real Estate Fund I.

Mar-08-21 State Universities Retirement System Board Meetings

Champaign, IL - The Investment Committee, Administration Committee, Diversity Committee, Audit & Risk Committee, Legal & Legislative Committee and the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Thursday, March 11 and Friday, March 12, 2021, via remote access only due to COVID-19 statewide restrictions.

Feb-22-21 State Universities Retirement System Claims Panel Meeting

Champaign, IL - The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Claims Panel will meet on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, via remote access due to COVID-19 statewide restrictions.

Times shown on the agenda that follows are approximate.

Feb-19-21 SURS Executive Director Resigns

Champaign, IL — Martin Noven, executive director of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS), resigned his position on Feb. 18 to focus his attention on a new career opportunity.

SURS Board of Trustees thanked Noven for his accomplishments over the past four years.

Feb-16-21 State Universities Retirement System Board Meeting

Champaign, IL - The Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will meet on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, via remote access only due to COVID-19 statewide restrictions.

Times shown on the agenda that follows are approximate.

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