Friday, March 23, 2012

University of Illinois President Michael Hogan resigns

When University of Illinois President Michael Hogan took over 20 months ago after an embarrassing scandal, his supporters championed him as a likable reformer who could stabilize the university.

On Thursday, he resigned after months of turmoil, a faculty mutiny and a scandal in the president's office that had left him so sidelined that people began to question not whether he would quit but when.

His last day as president will be July 1, and he is the second U. of I. president to resign under fire in less than three years. Robert Easter, who has been everything from a doctoral student to interim chancellor in nearly four decades at the U. of I., will take over for at least two years.

The resignation was reported in an March 23, 2012, article in the Chicago Tribune.

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