||President Michael Hogan
Kennedy defends Hogan in reply to faculty
Answering faculty calls for change, University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy expressed his support for Michael Hogan, saying the embattled president has been instrumental in building a strong administrative team at the UI.
From The News-Gazette:
He also pledged to continue working to strengthen relationships with faculty.
Meanwhile, the campus senate is inviting Hogan to a special meeting
to publicly address faculty concerns about his leadership, expressed in
several recent letters, petitions and resolutions. The meeting will be
scheduled "as soon as possible," said Professor Joyce Tolliver, vice
chairwoman of the senate.
Kennedy responded in writing Monday to the latest letter, signed by
130 professors with prestigious endowed chairs or professorships who
said they no longer have confidence in the UI president and called for
Hogan's resignation. The letter was made public last week and delivered
to trustees Monday.
In a written reply to the original 14 signatories, Kennedy answered
many of the concerns laid out in the faculty letter, which criticized
Hogan's actions during the ongoing enrollment management controversy and
the resignation of his former chief of staff, Lisa Troyer, as well as
other steps they felt threatened campus autonomy.
Read more: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/education/2012-02-28/kennedy-defends-hogan-reply-faculty.html
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