Quinn weighs in on U of I controversy

March 6, 2012

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is weighing in on the recent controversy between a group of University of Illinois faculty and its president. 

Last week, a group of 130 faculty members signed a letter calling for President Michael Hogan's resignation, saying they had no confidence in his leadership.

"I think it's important that everybody gets along. My number one interest, when it comes to the University of Illinois, is the students. I think they come first," Quinn said.

Quinn, a member of the University's board of trustees, said he gets along with Hogan very well. The board met for an emergency meeting Monday to discuss employment related matters. Board Chairman Christopher Kennedy said he wants President Hogan to do more to regain the faculty's support. According to Kennedy, the board is scheduled to review Hogan's job performance at their regularly scheduled quarterly meeting next week.

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