Board of Trustees calls emergency session

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees will hold an emergency session starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, according to an e-mail notification posted on the the University Web site.

The notice was sent out at around 7:30 Thursday morning by Michele Thompson, secretary for the Board, yet gave no explanation of what constituted the ’emergency.’

The trustees will meet at the Chicago campus in closed session and discuss employee matters and pending, probable or imminent litigation against the University, according to the e-mail.

The only business held in open session will be a motion to hold executive session, according to the agenda.

This meeting comes a month before the next scheduled Board of Trustees meeting set for July 22 and 23 in Chicago.