Former ISU President charged with disorderly conduct

By WEEK Producer

March 25, 2014 Updated Mar 25, 2014 at 11:45 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Former Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan was charged in McLean County on Tuesday.

A press release from State's Attorney Jason Chambers said that Flanagan was charged with one count of Disorderly Conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.

The charge alleges that Flanagan yelled insults at a maintenance worker in the front yard of his university-owned home.

He allegedly continued to do so even while inches away from the worker's face and flailed his arms around in a manner which alarmed and disturbed the worker.

The worker had also accused Flanagan of pushing him but that is not referenced in the charge.

Last Saturday, Flanagan resigned from his post, effective immediately. He was replaced by Vice President of Student Affairs Larry Dietz during a special ISU Board of Trustees meeting.

Flanagan will first appear in court on April 23.