U of I Accepts Wise’s Second Resignation; She’ll Join Faculty
The University of Illinois has accepted Phyllis Wise’s second resignation, and she’ll be taking a faculty position. Meanwhile, the U of I says it’s won’t initiate dismissal proceedings. Wise will accept a tenured position in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology.
U of I spokesman Tom Hardy said she’ll take an immediate 1-year paid sabbatical to prepare for that position.
It’s a reversal of what transpired Thursday, when Wise rejected an advisory role in U of I President Timothy Killeen’s office. She had called the U of I Trustees’ rejection of a $400,000 bonus ‘motivated by politics.’ Hardy said that bonus no longer comes into play, despite Friday's news.
The university on Friday released a letter to Wise from Killeen thanking Wise for her service and welcoming her to the faculty position.