By Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - The new president of Illinois State University says the school won’t “miss a beat” despite a series of administrative changes including the resignation of the school’s previous president.

Larry Dietz became ISU’s 19th president on Saturday after Timothy Flanagan abruptly resigned. His departure came days before being charged with a misdemeanor for an altercation with a former grounds crew worker. Flanagan’s lawyer says the disorderly conduct charge is unfounded.

Flanagan started working at the school in August.

Dietz tells The (Bloomington) Pantagraph ( ) that the latest transition “isn’t anything different” than previous changes at the Normal university.

Three vice president positions at the school, including Dietz’s former job, remain vacant.

Dietz says he plans to spend more time speaking with students, faculty and the ISU community.


Information from: The Pantagraph,

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