Quinn spokesman Bob Reed says Quinn made the statement during an
event Tuesday in Quincy.
Seven trustees on the nine-member board resigned in the wake of
the school's admissions scandal.
Quinn last week named Chicago businessman Christopher Kennedy and
former federal prosecutor Lawrence Oliver II to two of the posts.
Illinois faculty members say they'd like to see one of their own
on the board. Alumni, meanwhile, have said they believe at least
some of the trustees should be U of I graduates.
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