After being sent to the hospital for chest pains last week, Tim Moran decided it was time to let go his position as Geneva School Board president.
Moran announced his resignation at the beginning of Monday night's School Board meeting, effective immediately, and turned over the gavel to Mark Grosso, who has served as vice president since May.
A Daily Herald article says Grosso will continue as president pro tem until the board selects a new president.
Moran said he decided to resign because of an increased workload at his law firm, coupled with the health scare last week in which he spent three days at Northwestern University Hospital being treated for chest pains. Moran, who became board president last May, plans to remain on the School Board until his term expires in 2013.
“If the tests they did on me in the hospital had revealed an actual problem instead of being inconclusive, I would have resigned from the board completely,” Moran stated. “But I think I can finish out my term if I’m not doing all the extra work that the board president does.”
Board members and residents praised Moran for his service as president.
“You have always been an asset to the board, and you have always been honest with any questions I’ve asked,” said Bob McQuillan, a frequent board critic. “I’m sorry you’re resigning as president, and I hope you stay on the board.”
This is the second time in less than a year that a Geneva School Board president voluntarily stepped away from the post. Board member Mary Stith withdrew her name from consideration as School Board president after service in that role from 2007 to 2011. Moran took over in May, and Grosso was selected as vice president at that time.