Wednesday, May 12, 2010

UConn president Michael Hogan is pick to be next president at Illinois

Michael Hogan, the next University of Illinois president, will make his first public appearance Wednesday.

Hogan, 66, now president of the University of Connecticut, will take office July 1 as the 18th UI president. He succeeds B. Joseph White, who resigned effective Dec. 31 following an admissions scandal. Stanley Ikenberry has served as interim president since then.

Chris Kennedy, chairman of the UI board of trustees, said Hogan was selected because of his unique combination of scholarship, university leadership experience and achievement. He's held nearly every management and executive position in academic life, Kennedy said.

The announcement was featured in a May 12, 2010, article in the Champaign News-Gazette.

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