Dozens of University of Illinois faculty members sign letter calling for resignation of president Michael Hogan
The News Gazette
February 27, 2012
For the first time, some faculty at the University of Illinois are saying they have no confidence in President Michael Hogan and have called for his presidency to end.
But a UI spokesman said Hogan has the "unwavering support" of UI trustees and has no intention of resigning.
Fourteen senior faculty members are circulating a letter they plan to send next week to UI trustees, urging them to ask for Hogan's resignation.
As of noon Friday, 95 faculty had added their names to the list, according to one of the authors, Michael Moore, Walgreen University Chair and professor of law and philosophy.
The letter cites 10 different reasons for their lack of confidence, including Hogan's actions during the recent enrollment management controversy and the resignation of his former chief of staff, Lisa Troyer, and his "extraordinary bullying" of Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise after just months on the job.
"In our view he lacks the values, commitments, management style, ethics, and even manners, needed to lead this University, and his Presidency should be ended at the earliest opportunity," the letter said.