University of Illinois president's chief of staff Lisa Troyer resigns amid probe

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U. of I. investigating whether president's chief of staff was behind anonymous emails

Lisa Troyer resigned Friday amid an inquiry into messages sent to try to influence a contentious faculty decision

University of Illinois President Michael Hogan's chief of staff resigned Friday amid an investigation into whether she sent anonymous emails posing as a faculty leader to try to influence a faculty decision, the Tribune has learned.

Hogan announced the resignation in an email to administrators, calling Lisa Troyer "knowledgeable, hardworking, loyal, collegial," but failed to disclose reasons for her abrupt resignation.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...i-investigation-0108-20120108,0,3948083.story
 
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UI report says Troyer sent emails; she denies it

An investigation into anonymous emails sent to the University of Illinois Senates Conference concludes there was no evidence of "hacking" and that they came from former Chief of Staff Lisa Troyer.

But in a statement issued Friday afternoon, Troyer maintained she "did not write or send" the emails. She said she initiated the investigation into the emails. She also noted she made no public statements while the investigation was under way and cooperated fully as it proceeded.

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/ed...rt-says-troyer-sent-emails-she-denies-it.html
U of I spokesman Tom Hardy says University President Michael Hogan will keep his job. Hardy says Hogan didn't commit any violations.

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Here's audio of UI officials addressing the findings of the investigation into the anonymous e-mails: bit.ly/xbw1qI

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Investigation into anonymous emails completed

Report cites evidence of no hacking, lone sender

http://www.uillinois.edu/our/news/2012/Jan13.Emails.cfm
 
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If she did what she is alleged to have done, she should lose her job based on stupidity alone.

As for Hogan, we'll seen. I wasn't a fan when hired, but we'll see what, if any, his involvement is.
 
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Kennewick, Wa
Wow. Be careful with Microsoft Word. I guess it has a lot of stuff in there that you cannot see.
I'm sure most programs do as well now (Adobe, Word Perfect, etc). They will typically insert your user information into the file based on your PC setup (for example a work PC on an intranet so the file can track authors and editors). It will also save deleted info, such that you have to actively scrub the file to truly delete it.:thumb:
 
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Faculty, students heighten criticism of UI leadership

University of Illinois faculty leaders are ratcheting up the pressure on President Michael Hogan as they spend the weekend drafting what is being described as a "statement on leadership" in which they are expected to call for accountability for the actions of the university's leader.

Meanwhile, students are preparing a similar statement to be voted on Wednesday, in which they characterize the recent university investigation into anonymous emails sent from the laptop of President Hogan's Chief of Staff, Lisa Troyer, as "just the latest instance of the administration unethically working to influence and muddle the process of shared governance."

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/ed...tudents-heighten-criticism-ui-leadership.html
 
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Her appointment came with some controversy in July 2010 when the board approved her $195,000 salary, which was increased to $200,850 for this academic year. Former President B. Joseph White did not have a chief of staff.

And Hogan's was a $200K increase over White... Then there is the car, house, and all the other crap that comes with being the "Prez" BS if you ask me.
 
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This DI article actually gives a good summary of what this is all really about:

According to Urbana faculty, Hogan has been taking over more of the campus’ responsibilities, from a highly visible role in campus athletics to taking over control of information technology and other essential campus functions.

“Nobody, nobody except you, has looked at the events of the last year and does not read them as a diminution of the power and authority of the chancellor,” Burbules said.
http://www.dailyillini.com/index.php/article/2012/01/senates_conference_continues_to_question_ui_president
Most people probably don't care, but I personally think it's pretty important that the Urbana-Champaign campus maintain a distinct identity. I'm proud that my degree says University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If Hogan gets everything he wants, the degrees will all just say University of Illinois (because there will be no distinctions among the three campuses).
 
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This DI article actually gives a good summary of what this is all really about:



Most people probably don't care, but I personally think it's pretty important that the Urbana-Champaign campus maintain a distinct identity. I'm proud that my degree says University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If Hogan gets everything he wants, the degrees will all just say University of Illinois (because there will be no distinctions among the three campuses).
I'd be stunned if people with degrees from UIUC don't care about that. Saying you graduated from the University of Illinois when you went to UIC for undergrad is akin to saying you went to Harvard when you really went to Boston College.
 
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I'd be stunned if people with degrees from UIUC don't care about that. Saying you graduated from the University of Illinois when you went to UIC for undergrad is akin to saying you went to Harvard when you really went to Boston College.
I think UIUC grads should care, but most fans of Illinois sports probably won't. Still, it's really clear what Hogan is really up to--he hasn't made it a secret. He wants the University of Illinois "brand" to refer to the three schools as a centralized system. Here is a visual that fits with his vision:



To me, going to "U of I" will always mean Urbana-Champaign, but Pres. Hogan wants the "branding" to be more unified.

Given that the scandalous emails were sent by Troyer to try to help Pres. Hogan push through his agenda, he's implicated in those actions, at least indirectly.

Joyce Tolliver, professor and vice chair of the committee, said she wished Hogan had concluded his statement before continuing on to say the university employs more than 100,000 faculty, staff and students "and even the most stringent oversight will not prevent abuses from time to time."

"Lisa Troyer was not just another employee," Tolliver said after the meeting. "She was his chief of staff. ... She came here with President Hogan (from the University of Connecticut). She was the enabler of his vision. She was not one of 100,000 employees," Tolliver said.http://www.news-gazette.com/news/education/2012-01-24/hogan-apologizes-faculty-email-scandal.html
 
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That's a winner!!
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This DI article actually gives a good summary of what this is all really about:



Most people probably don't care, but I personally think it's pretty important that the Urbana-Champaign campus maintain a distinct identity. I'm proud that my degree says University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If Hogan gets everything he wants, the degrees will all just say University of Illinois (because there will be no distinctions among the three campuses).
What can someone who is proud that they went to UIUC and not UIS or UIC do about it? Would an email to Hogan suffice?
 
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Troyer has faculty offer from Psychology Department

Lisa Troyer, former chief of staff for University of Illinois President Michael Hogan, has been formally offered a full-time salaried faculty position at the Urbana campus, The News-Gazette has learned.

Troyer had not yet responded Thursday to the appointment letter, which would give her a full-time position in the Department of Psychology, according to Provost Richard Wheeler.

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/ed...-has-faculty-offer-psychology-department.html
 
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UI senate unanimous in criticism of Hogan

URBANA — Ramping up criticism of University of Illinois President Michael Hogan, the campus senate Monday unanimously passed a resolution citing a "failure of leadership" in the events surrounding anonymous emails linked to his former chief of staff.

The resolution says the emails were not an isolated event, but just one piece of "a broad pattern of surveillance and intrusion into legitimate faculty governance deliberations."
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/education/2012-01-30/ui-senate-unanimous-criticism-hogan.html