Former Illinois State University President Sentenced To Probation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan has been found guilty of disorderly conduct during an altercation with a university employee.

McLean County Judge Michael Stroh gave Flanagan a year of probation and ordered him to perform 30 hours of community service and pay a $300 fine.

In a printed statement Flanagan said he regretted raising his voice with grounds superintendent Patrick Murphy on Dec. 5.

Prosecutors said Flanagan screamed at Murphy at close range in a way that alarmed Murphy. Murphy was fired a short time later but has since been rehired.

Flanagan resigned in March. He had been hired in August at a $350,000 annual salary.

Larry Dietz, a former administrator at SIU, replaced Flanagan as president.

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