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DSU hosts chancellor search talk: Participants want someone to keep NDUS out of scandals

December 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

The search for the new North Dakota University System chancellor has started.
On Wednesday evening, a group of Dickinson State University students, professors, administrators and supporters met with a member of the State Board of Higher Education at…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

DSU president distances university from Foundation: Judge: Group must pay Brinkman, companies more than $1.56M

November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dickinson State University officially distanced itself further from the DSU Foundation after a judge ruled against the Foundation in arbitration.
In a YouTube video emailed to faculty members Friday night, DSU President D.C. Coston addressed concern…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Board appoints interim Bismarck State College president

October 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Bismarck State College’s executive vice president, David Clark, will take the reins at the school while its president, Larry Skogen, serves as interim chancellor for the North Dakota University System.

The State Board of Higher Educ…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Diederich elected president of ND higher ed board

May 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO – North Dakota’s embattled State Board of Higher Education will soon have a new president. Continue Reading

NDUS whistleblower files lawsuit

May 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A North Dakota University System whistleblower who questioned her boss’ conduct before a legislative body earlier this year said she plans to file a defamation lawsuit against her employer. Continue Reading

Higher ed board plans anonymous surveys to evaluate Shirvani’s leadership

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education unanimously decided Thursday to conduct a performance evaluation on the chancellor that allows college presidents, staff and students to “speak without fear,” according to one member. Continue Reading

Behind the silence: Emails show ND university, college presidents have bristled at Shirvani’s leadership

April 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Minot State University President David Fuller had some tough talk for presidents of North Dakota’s 11 public colleges and universities after the March 7 meeting of the board that oversees the system. Continue Reading

NDUS auditor says Shirvani did not commit fraud

April 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The internal auditor for the North Dakota University System said Chancellor Hamid Shirvani did not violate any policies or commit fraud in testimony before a House committee, but adds that Shirvani’s presentation could have been construed as misleading. Continue Reading

Office space at UND for chancellor upsets university president, lawmakers

February 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK State lawmakers and the University of North Dakota’s president are questioning the authority of the state’s University System to use part of a new information technology building to create office space for the chancellor. Continue Reading

NDUS chancellor discusses reform plan at UND

January 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Student success remains the focus of the North Dakota University System plan to overhaul admissions standards, which will not affect tuition rates, system Chancellor Hamid Shirvani said Tuesday. Continue Reading