University Board of Trustee member Lawrence Eppley resigned Tuesday in a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, after Judge Abner Mikva, chairman of the Admissions Review Commission, called for the entire board to step down. Eppley's letter stated that he will resign 90 days from the date of the letter, or as soon as his successor is elected. Eppley also called upon his fellow board members to resign, though he added that they should be allowed to seek reappointment.
"You should be given the opportunity to appoint a new leadership team," Eppley told Quinn. "I believe that the best interest of the University will be served if the current members of the board step aside in order to help the University begin to move forward unencumbered by these recent events."
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