Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Former U of I president to teach at UIS

Former University of Illinois president Michael Hogan, who resigned in March after his leadership was questioned, will become a history professor at the University of Illinois Springfield, although he will be on sabbatical for the coming school year.

Hogan was succeeded by Robert Easter as U of I president on July 1.

According to the terms of his employment agreement, Hogan was allowed to join the university faculty as a distinguished professor of history at the campus of his choosing. He chose UIS in part because of its online programs and the proximity of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

“Dr. Hogan is an accomplished scholar in history, and we expect he will be a positive academic addition to our outstanding faculty,” UIS Chancellor Susan Koch said in an email from an out-of-state conference.

Lynn Pardie, vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at UIS, informed faculty in an email Tuesday that Hogan had decided to join the Springfield faculty.

“Dr. Hogan, as you may already know, is an accomplished scholar whose areas of expertise include American foreign policy and international relations,” Pardie said in the email. “Dr. Hogan will be on sabbatical leave for the 2012-2013 academic year and I look forward to the contributions that he will make to the intellectual vibrancy of UIS.”

The appointment was reported in a July 18, 2012, article in the State Journal-Register.

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