Board Of Trustees
The College of DuPage has been a source of controversy of late, and trustee Kathy Hamilton has been leading the charge for a change in leadership. She made an aggressive push to elect three reform-minded candidates to replace members whose terms expire this year, and all three candidates she supported won on Tuesday.
The unanimous vote on Thursday means the university and Urbana-based Carle Foundation hospital will negotiate the details of the hospital’s pledge to provide $100 million to the project over 10 years.
National Academy of Human Resources President Jill Smart and Northern Trust Senior Vice President Ramon Cepeda, both residents of the Chicago suburbs, will take seats on the board that oversees the university’s three campuses if their nominations are confirmed by the state Senate. Their terms would end in 2021.
A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages sued several university officials on Thursday, saying they denied his right to free speech and that the school should rehire him.
Trustees meet in Chicago on Thursday and will to vote on a plan announced last week to freeze tuition for the coming school year at current rates.
A board committee planned to review the proposal on Monday, and their recommendation is scheduled to go to the full board on Jan. 15.
University of Illinois trustees on Thursday voted not to hire a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were deemed anti-Semitic by some, raising the likelihood of a lawsuit and further campus protests.
President Michael Hogan and trustees met behind closed doors for nearly four hours after more than 100 faculty members said they have “no confident” in Hogan’s administration. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.