Sixth Meeting of Illinois Admissions Review Commission

I don't know of any time where a previous governor had reached in and gotten so involved in a decision.”

— Kenneth Schmidt, University of Illinois Trustee

Every critical point, he (Eppley) had no memory. I don't know what it was, but it was not enlightening in any way to listen to him.”

— Bernard Judge, Illinois Admissions Review Commissioner

As two of the longest-serving University of Illinois trustees appeared Tuesday before a state panel investigating clout in admissions, the questioning quickly focused on Gov. Rod Blagojevich's behind-the-scenes influence.

One board member remembered specific phone calls and a request for favors. The other recalled little -- even as he looked at internal e-mails that painted him as the intermediary between the governor's office and the state's flagship university.


I. Call to order and introductory remarks

II. Public Testimony
A. Lawrence Eppley - Trustee, University of Illinois
B. Kenneth Schmidt, M.D. - Trustee, University of Illinois
C. David Dorris - Trustee, University of Illinois

III. Discussion

IV. Concluding Remarks and Adjournment