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U of I President Resigns

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University of Illinois President B. Joseph White has announced he’ll resign at the end of the calendar year. White’s resignation comes in the wake of an investigation into the University’s admissions process.

U of I President Joseph White was scrutinized for an admissions scandal at the university. Some faculty and students called for his resignation, but White says he had no role in admitting unqualified, politically connected students.

Governor Pat Quinn says White told him earlier this week that he would resign. Quinn says White’s decision to step down is best for the U of I.

QUINN: Joe White, I think is a good man and a decent man. And he understands that the university and its good work must go forward. And he did what he felt was necessary in his conscience to make the university do as best as it can be.

The board of trustees will appoint an interim president while searching for a permanent replacement. White has been university president since 2005.

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