U of I not accepting chancellor's resignation, wants to dismiss her instead
By The Associated Press
URBANA, IL (AP) -
University of Illinois officials plan to dismiss Chancellor Phyllis Wise rather than accept her resignation and pay her an agreed $400,000 bonus.
But President Timothy Killeen said he intends to instead offer her a faculty position in which she would report directly to him.
Killeen and university trustees announced those moves at a meeting of a trustees committee Wednesday, nearly a week after Wise tendered her resignation a day before the school announced she had used private emails to avoid public scrutiny.