The executive committee of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees has accepted president Michael Hogan's resignation. Trustees accepted Hogan's resignation during a meeting in Chicago. The committee also officially named longtime university administrator Robert Easter as Hogan's replacement. Hogan announced his resignation Thursday amid increasing tensions with faculty over his leadership. Hogan would be paid $285,000 a year when he moves to a faculty position. He will serve as president until July 1. Easter has said he'll work for two years.
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