University of Illinois Chancellor Apologizes for Clout-Based Admissions Scandal
No plans to resign, however, Chancellor Richard Herman says
By Jodi S. Cohen
August 12, 2009
University of Illinois Chancellor Richard Herman apologized Tuesday for his role in a far-reaching admissions scandal but said he has no plans to resign.
“I am sorry for my role in this without a doubt,” he said in a brief interview with the Tribune, among his first public remarks since a state commission concluded last week that he acted unethically in admitting subpar but well-connected students. “My intention is to work toward creating a new [admissions] process.” …