Friday, May 14, 2010

Incoming U of I president makes Springfield stop

Michael Hogan, the new president of the University of Illinois, says he knows there will be challenges for all three campuses in the U of I system.

Donning a University of Illinois Springfield tie, Hogan was introduced to the smallest of the three campuses Thursday.

He told a standing-room-only crowd he is ready to lead the university.

“This is a challenging time, but for me it is a terrific opportunity, because the University of Illinois is one of the world’s jewels of public higher education,” he said.

Hogan lauded the Springfield campus for its liberal arts education.

“Here at the University of Illinois Springfield we are home to one of the nation’s most outstanding liberal arts universities,” Hogan said. “With about 5,000 students and an average class size of just 15, we offer one of the most personalized academic experiences you can find at public university anywhere in the United States.”

Hogan's visit to UIS was featured in a May 14, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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