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Former UConn President Resigns At U of Illinois

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ University of Illinois trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy says longtime administrator Robert Easter will be the school’s new president after the resignation of Michael Hogan.

Kennedy said Thursday that Easter has agreed to serve for two years. The board of trustees is expected to vote on his appointment May 31.

Easter was not available for comment.

The university announced earlier Thursday that Hogan resigned after less than two years on the job.

Hogan angered some faculty with plans they feared would cost the university’s three campuses autonomy. A series of anonymous emails blamed on Hogan’s chief of staff and what some saw as his dictatorial style also fueled unhappiness.

Chief of staff Lisa Troyer denied writing the emails but resigned.

Hogan was hired from the University of Connecticut in 2010.

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