In 1969, Richard Wagner joined the Illinois Board of Higher Education, where he served in a variety of capacities, including as deputy director of the Fiscal Department, and then its director. In 1980 he became the executive director of the Board of Higher Education until his retirement in 1998. Dr. Wagner discusses the growth of the state's community college movement from 1965-1998 and its relationship to the overall Higher Education Plan for Illinois.
Illinois's Higher Education System
Educational Reform Act 1985