Wayne Watson, the retiring president of the City Colleges of Chicago, was named Thursday as the next president of Chicago State University, and the selection was greeted with boos and criticism, the Chicago Tribune reported. While Watson has had some successes in his current job, he clashed with professors, especially during a strike in 2005. Students and faculty members at Chicago State have been pushing for finalists who would bring fresh ideas to the university, whose last last president, Elnora Daniel, left amid criticism of her spending practices. Board members and Watson did not comment on the hostile reception that greeted Thursday's news.
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