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U of I Trustee Strobel Stepping Down


A member of the University of Illinois board of trustees who led the school through two presidential searches says she is resigning.

Pam Strobel tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette in a Wednesday story that she has informed University of Illinois President Bob Easter of her decision.

Strobel has served since Gov. Pat Quinn appointed her when the university board was reconstituted in 2009 after an admissions scandal.

She is a Democrat from Winnetka and a retired business executive in attorney who earned degrees from the university in journalism and law.

Strobel says she thinks it's "very helpful to get fresh perspectives and new thinking on the board.''