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UND undergoes administrative evolution

November 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — As the University of North Dakota’s student numbers grow, so does the number of its top-level administrators.
UND’s management structure has changed in several significant ways since President Robert Kelley took office in the sum…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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

UND ties up loose ends as nickname is retired

June 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Issues include keeping logo copyright, honoring history and, in time, adopting new nicknameThe retirement was largely completed before a statewide petition forced the university to stop. Now, with the support of voters Tuesday, it can finish what it started. Continue Reading

Kelley appoints UND provost search committee

May 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND President Robert Kelley has appointed a committee to search for candidates for the university’s No. 2 position. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Paul LeBel has said he will step down June 30, 2013. Continue Reading

It’s their name but they dare not say it

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In tournament, Fighting Sioux balance state law, NCAA rulesAs UND’s Fighting Sioux hockey team heads back to St. Paul for the NCAA tournament this weekend, two extra “referees” will be watching: the NCAA itself, which has banned the beleaguered nickname and logo from tournament play, and the state of North Dakota, which by law requires that the team be known as the Fighting Sioux. Continue Reading

Fade out: UND’s Kelley explains Fighting Sioux transition on campus

December 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UND President Robert Kelley’s memorandum, which recounts recent legislative action allowing the transition to proceed, states that he has “directed the Athletics Department and the Office of University Relations to initiate transition processes with the goal of substantially completing them by the end of December,” as directed on Aug. 15 by the State Board of Higher Education. Continue Reading

Last day for nickname: State law repeal takes effect Wednesday, transition from ‘Fighting Sioux’ begins

November 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After Wednesday, state law will no longer require UND to keep its nickname and logo. Officials will announce this week or early next week how the transition will proceed. Continue Reading

Kelley: Nickname repeal eases Division I transition

November 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UND President Robert Kelley welcomed passage today of the bill repealing the Fighting Sioux nickname law and said the legislation will remove sanctions imposed on the university by the NCAA. Continue Reading

Nickname retirement cost put at $750,000

October 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

State rep who opposes dropping Fighting Sioux name sought estimate UND officials have estimated the cost of retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo at nearly $750,000, not counting the cost of changes that may occur at the privately-held Ralph Engelstad Arena. Continue Reading

Excerpts from President Robert Kelley’s ‘Wake up to UND’ address

October 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“The university was founded on the principle that an outstanding liberal arts education leads to successful citizenship. This foundation is still in place. UND enjoys an international reputation for its academic and scholarly work. The university benefits from a world-class faculty; expert, knowledgeable staff; bright creative students, and a strong commitment to the entrepreneurial spirit of our community and state.” Continue Reading