Ex-U. of I. Chancellor gets faculty job

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Former University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise will return to the school as a tenured faculty member.

The school announced Friday that it will not go forward with proceedings to fire Wise for using a personal e-mail account to try to hide sensitive University decisions from the public.

Wise initially resigned over the issue, but the Board of Trustees rejected her resignation and opted to begin termination proceedings. She would have received a $400,000 bonus.

Wise resigned again, this time without a negotiated agreement.

The school announced Wise will take a one-year sabbatical at $365,354. She will then return as a tenured faculty member in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology with a salary of $298,926.