Hogan to join UI Springfield faculty after sabbatical

Hogan to join UI Springfield faculty after sabbatical

URBANA — When former University of Illinois President Michael Hogan completes his sabbatical a year from now, he plans to work at the University of Illinois' Springfield campus.

UI spokesman Tom Hardy confirmed Tuesday night that Hogan recently decided to work at the Springfield campus following the one-year sabbatical that began when his resignation took effect on July 1.

"As part of Hogan's appointment agreement, he got to select the campus for his faculty location," Hardy said. "The trustees gave him the choice, and he chose the University of Illinois at Springfield."

Hardy said that Hogan has already become officially attached to the UI Springfield campus.

"As an esteemed scholar in American history, Hogan will be working with the chair of the History Department there to establish what kind of work he will be doing," Hardy said. "That hasn't been determined yet."

Robert Easter became the UI's new president on July 1.


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Sid Saltfork wrote on July 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm

"Hogan will be working with the chair of the History Department there to establish what kind of work he will be doing.  That hasn't been determined yet."   How about digging a ditch, or painting a fence?  Come on..... he was going to write a book.  Remember that he is an author on Harry Truman.....  You know "the buck stops here" U.S. President.  At least, Dr. Ting will have someone to eat lunch with now.  Maybe, he will take his sabbatical on Elba.

Orbiter wrote on July 18, 2012 at 8:07 am

So we're rid of him, but not rid of him.  And he gets to continue drawing a paycheck.  And somehow he's entitled to a year's paid sabbattical, after only 2 years of "work".   Mind you, I have a higher degree too, and considerable experience.  And I know first hand that a LOT of people with similar backgrounds are not nearly so well compensated. Some of us continue to struggle. Mr. Hogan has had it easy.

Sid Saltfork wrote on July 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm

The state used to deal with it's disgraced employees by re-assigning them.  I knew two guys who did time in the basement.  They reported to work every day on time, and left on time.  They had no computers, or telephones in their shared basement office.  They were given no work except to read reports, and write summaries of them by hand.  One guy lasted five years before he cracked.  The other one did seven years; and was forgiven by a new director.  Of course; he seemed reticent to speak in meetings after that.   Hogan should be treated in the same manner.  He could either resign, retire, or be rehabilitated.