State Advisory Council
The Extension State Advisory Council (ESAC) acts as an advisory group to the Associate Dean, Extension and Outreach, and the Extension Administrative Team. ESAC may make recommendations to University of Illinois Extension on such matters as pertain to the development and furtherance of the Extension program. These recommendations and suggestions may be reported to Extension councils and other interested groups on campus and throughout the state. ESAC members are encouraged to attend local council meetings and meetings of their Regional Advisory Council to share ESAC's discussions or to identify issues for consideration by ESAC.
ESAC is made up of 15 members (3 members from each Extension region). Regional directors identify members after consultation with local Extension staff. Generally, ESAC members have a record of prior service on a local council. Nominees are selected with diversity in mind.