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Plan for admissions standards at ND colleges still in the works

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — More than a year since it was introduced and approved, a plan to raise admissions standards and enhance student success at the state’s 11 colleges and universities is still under construction.
The Pathways to Student Success plan, dev…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

DSU president lauded in former university system chancellor’s review

June 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Though Hamid Shirvani’s scathing evaluations of a number of North Dakota University System presidents made headlines across the state last week, the former chancellor wasn’t hard on every university leader. Continue Reading

Higher ed board rejects Shirvani’s evaluations; acting chancellor offered chance to ‘fix it’

June 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BOTTINEAU The State Board of Higher Education on Thursday rejected former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s annual performance evaluations of the 10 public university presidents, calling the language he used repugnant, offensive and unprofessional. Continue Reading

UND vice presidents speak up for Kelley

June 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Six vice presidents at the University of North Dakota say they welcome a full review of President Robert Kelley because they “respectfully disagree” with his job evaluation, which was written last week by the outgoing chancellor of the North Dakota University System. Continue Reading

Chancellor’s exit divisive, not surprising

June 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO One lawmaker lamented the buyout of embattled North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s contract because she thinks he should have just been fired. Continue Reading

Chancellor buyout to cost $925,000

June 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Monday’s vote by the State Board of Higher Education to buy out Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s contract will cost the state more than $925,000. Continue Reading

Next chancellor may not be named until 2015

June 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The next permanent chancellor of the North Dakota University System may not start until 2015 or may not even be hired if a constitutional amendment is approved by voters next year. Continue Reading

Chancellor’s exit divisive, not surprising

June 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO One lawmaker lamented the buyout of embattled North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s contract because she thinks he should have just been fired. Continue Reading

Shirvani out as University System chancellor

June 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MEDORA, N.D. — North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani will no longer serve in his post following a unanimous vote today by the State Board of Higher Education. Continue Reading

State Board of Higher Ed to discuss chancellors contract, addresses concerns raised by lawmakers

June 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MEDORA — North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani has given the State Board of Higher Education a proposal to consider his contract, but the specifics are unknown. Continue Reading