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Michael Hogan's decision to leave the University of Connecticut's presidency for that of the University of Illinois is receiving considerable criticism in Connecticut, where politicians and others are questioning whether it is appropriate to leave after less than three years in office. The Connecticut Post quoted a statement from Gov. M. Jodi Rell: "Many, including myself, are deeply disappointed that he is leaving the university at such a critical time, particularly on the heels of the landmark financial investment we have just made to the UConn Health Center. We had assumed President Hogan's commitment to UConn was a long-term one; it should have been." Even more critical was a blogger for The Hartford Courant, who wrote: "I don't begrudge University of Connecticut President Michael Hogan for wanting to trade up to a larger, Big 10 school. That's what these job-shopping, opportunist college presidents do. But you don't leave before you get the job done."
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