Quinn wants U. of Ill. trustees to resign - KMOV.com

Quinn wants U. of Ill. trustees to resign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he'd like a new University of Illinois board of trustees to perform "a complete, immediate, through review" of school administrators.

Quinn said at a news conference Friday that he'd like to have a new board seated by the next trustee meeting on Sept. 11.

He said earlier Friday that he hopes the remaining trustees will step down.

The Illinois Admissions Review Commission recommended Thursday that all trustees voluntarily submit their resignations.

The governor says he would then consider each trustee's case individually.

Trustees Niranjan Shah, Lawrence Eppley and Ed McMillan have resigned in the scandal over the influence of political connections on university admissions.

Quinn says he'd consider reappointing McMillan.

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