Wednesday, May 12, 2010

U. of I. picks president

University of Illinois officials have chosen Michael Hogan, the University of Connecticut president, as the school's next president, picking a historian who has long ties to the Midwest and public education.

Hogan, 66, will take over July 1 pending confirmation at next week's U. of I. board meeting.

"He is very strong, very experienced. It is a stroke of good luck for the University of Illinois, and it will be a good coming out party tomorrow," said U. of I. Interim President Stanley Ikenberry.

As the university's 18th president, Hogan will oversee campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield.

The announcement was featured in a May 12, 2010, article in the Chicago Tribune.

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