Former ISU president pleads not guilty to Disorderly Conduct

By WEEK Producer

April 23, 2014 Updated Apr 23, 2014 at 10:12 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Former Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan appeared in McLean County Court on Wednesday.

Flanagan plead not guilty to a charge of Disorderly Conduct.

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.

Flanagan's lawyer said they will pursue the case "vigorously".

He is scheduled to be back in court on May 28.