DARIEN – The Illinois Humanities Council board of directors announced that Julia Kennedy Beckman of Darien will join the board effective July 1.
Beckman will begin a three-year term, and will be eligible for two more terms.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa, in music education from the University of Iowa and a M.S. degree in industrial relations with distinction from Loyola University of Chicago.
Beckman has served 20 years as a member of the board of education for Community High School District 99, including 10 years as president.
The IHC accepts public nominations for new board members throughout the year. For more information, visit prairie.org.