Chief Procurement Office | Bridget McHatton | Higher Education
"Determine that the thing can and shall be done,
and then we shall find the way."
– June 20, 1848
The CPO for Higher Education works with the State's public universities to meet their procurement needs free of undue influence through independent authority, oversight and approval. The CPO-HE further works with the universities to continually improve procurement policies and to establish best practices that recognize the specific needs of the universities in relation to their role and importance to the State of Illinois.