President Hogan’s two year term at Illinois

Just two weeks after the Board of Trustees told him to repair his relationship with faculty or risk losing his job, University President Michael Hogan resigned amid growing concerns about his ability to lead the University.

He came to Illinois in 2010 after serving a three year term as president of the University of Connecticut system.

Hogan — who replaced former University President B. Joseph White after he resigned in the wake of the “Category I” admissions scandal — stepped down from his post Thursday, though he will remain in the position until July 1.

“It has been a distinct honor and privilege to serve as President of the University of Illinois,” Hogan said in a statement Thursday, saying that he is optimistic about the future of the University.

Board of Trustees chairman Christopher Kennedy said Hogan felt that he did not accomplish what he wanted to do in short stint.

“(Hogan) came to the University to complete a certain agenda,” Kennedy said. “At the last board meeting, he concluded that much of the work he came here to do hadn’t been done, so rather than create a whole new agenda, I think he recognized that this was a great time to move on and let somebody else step in.”