University of Illinois President Michael Hogan blames his own poor communication with faculty for recent tensions that led some to call for his resignation.
In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, the second-year president said he can fix his fractured relationship with faculty by spending more time with them in regular meetings.
The interview was Hogan’s first since trustees directed him earlier this week to repair relations with faculty. He says he plans to speak to faculty leaders in late March.
Hogan and faculty have sparred over an enrollment management plan he favors. His chief of staff resigned after an investigation determined she was the likely author of anonymous emails intended to win their support. More than 100 faculty members signed a letter calling for him to resign.