Tuesday, March 27, 2012

UIS chancellor discusses transition

University of Illinois Springfield Chancellor Susan Koch has invited Robert Easter, who will be the U of I system president for the next two years, to the UIS campus “and he will be visiting soon.”

Koch sent an email to the UIS community Friday commenting on Thursday’s resignation of beleaguered U of I President Michael Hogan.

“Since my appointment as chancellor this past July, I have valued the opportunity to work with President Hogan,” Koch wrote. “I have especially appreciated his support for the Springfield campus and his commitment to our continued advancement as one of the three campuses of the University of Illinois. I wish Mike and his wife, Virginia all the best in the future.”

She said she is pleased that Easter will be the president for the next two years.

Koch's statement was featured in an March 24, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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