UI Trustees To Vote On Easter Extension


University of Illinois Trustees are expected to approve a 1-year extension of the contract for President Robert Easter in their meeting in Chicago next week.

The item before trustees Thursday would keep Easter in the position through June 30th, 2015.  

When Easter was approved to take over for the resigning Michael Hogan in March of last year, the original appointment was for two years.

Hogan resigned under pressure from faculty in response to an enrollment management plan, as well as an e-mail controversy regarding that plan, through messages traced back to former Chief of Staff Lisa Troyer. 

Easter is also eligible for bonuses for the first time.  The extension calls for him to receive ‘performance-based compensation’ this September.

U of I Trustees' Executive Committee will also review performance of university goals and recommended bonuses based on his performance fiscal 2014 and 2015.

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