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New UI Trustees Named

Gov. Pat Quinn has filled five positions on the University of Illinois board of trustees.

The trustees named Friday are all university graduates. The new members are former Springfield Mayor Karen Hasara, Rockford Dr. Timothy Koritz, retired Exelon executive Pamela Strobel and Carlos Tortolero, president of the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Quinn also reappointed Edward McMillan, a businessman from Greenville who resigned from the board this summer.

The governor's moves Friday follow last week's appointments of Christopher Kennedy and Lawrence Oliver II.

Seven trustees stepped down following reports that political connections played a role in some admissions to the university. James Montgomery and Frances Carroll refused calls to resign.

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