Retiring EIU English professor, Rauner critic saved $144K, will collect $2.2 million in retirement
Parley Ann Boswell, the retiring Eastern Illinois University (EIU) professor who publicly slammed Gov. Bruce Rauner in an open letter published this week, will collect $2 million more in retirement than she saved, according to data provided by State Universities Retirement Systems (SURS).
The American Literature professor says she will retire this spring.
Over 30 years of state government work, Boswell, 62, saved a total of $143,932, or $399 per month. Not including taxpayer-funded health care benefits, she will collect $184,586 over her first three years of retirement and $2.177 million over the next 25 years, according to SURS.
State taxpayers and EIU students will over the difference between what Boswell saved and what she will receive. Her final salary at EIU is $90,484.
The English professor from Monticello suggested in her published letter than she voted for Rauner, but has since soured on his performance. But Illinois State Board of Elections records show voted Democrat in her last four primaries and didn’t vote in the 2014 general election.
Her husband, Kennedy Hutson, is an assistant professor of architecture at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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