U of I Faculty Calls for President's Removal

More than 125 faculty members signed on to a letter sent to the board of trustees

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012  |  Updated 8:18 AM CDT
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U of I Faculty Calls for President's Removal

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Michael Hogan was hired amid an admissions scandal nearly two years ago and oversees the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses. -- MICHAEL A. HEIMLICH & Co. Marketing, Music & Management 847-373-1768 MikeHeimlich@Gmail.com www.MichaelHeimlich.com

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University of Illinois faculty members reportedly have called for the school president's removal In a letter sent this week to the board of trustees.

More than 125 faculty members signed on, saying President Michael Hogan lacks ethics, values and management style, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Hogan was hired amid an admissions scandal nearly two years ago and oversees the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses.

Angered faculty said in the letter Hogan doesn't have the financial discipline to lead the school. They claim he tried to bully faculty over certain issues and usurped the campus chancellor' duties, the Tribune reports.

The board of trustees chairman stuck up for Hogan, though, according to the Associated Press.

Chairman Christopher Kennedy wrote in a Monday letter to faculty that Hogan has made effective changes, recruiting strong administrators to the university.

"We believe President Hogan has been instrumental in attracting this team," Kennedy wrote. "The Board continues to believe that President Hogan has the capacity to attract and retain a great team, and we continue to support his efforts, and we hope you will, too."

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