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ISU President Resigns Abruptly

ISU President Resigns Abruptly

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Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan, who is being investigated by ISU police after a former campus employee accused him of assault has resigned, effective immediately.

He stepped down during a special Board of Trustees meeting Saturday. A statement on the university’s website says Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Dietz was named to replace him. Flanagan says he appreciated working with students and faculty but that after discussion with the board he’s decided it would be best to “pursue other opportunities.”

The complaint filed against him, accuses Flanagan of assaulting a former employee while complaining about the care of the president’s lawn.

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