On Tuesday, one of those offering to resign was Dr. Kenneth Schmidt,
the longest-serving of the UI's nine trustees. Schmidt told Gov. Pat
Quinn's staff that he will serve until he is replaced or
The other trustees offering their resignations were
David Dorris, Robert Vickrey and Devon Bruce.
All four said they would like to retain their positions and help
the university mend its admissions system. They said their decisions
were not an acknowledgment of wrongdoing, but rather a result of
Quinn's request that all nine trustees submit their resignations.
Quinn already has accepted resignations from Niranjan Shah, board
chairman, and Lawrence Eppley, the former chairman.
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