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AG says higher ed board met illegally to discuss Shirvani buyout

August 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The State Board of Higher Education violated open meeting laws again when it met privately in June before officially buying out Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s contract in June, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Tuesday. Continue Reading

Better grades for ND presidents post-Shirvani

July 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Several North Dakota college presidents have gotten much better job reviews since the departure of the state university system chancellor. Continue Reading

Bismarck State’s Skogen named interim chancellor; Shirvani placed on leave

June 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BOTTINEAU, N.D. — The State Board of Higher Education voted today to name Bismarck State College President Larry Skogen as acting chancellor of the North Dakota University System. Continue Reading

Shirvani criticizes pesidents of 3 ND universities

June 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani has less than one month left in his position, and he’s not going quietly. 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

ND higher ed auditor resigns, citing cold weather

April 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The internal audit director for the North Dakota University System has resigned, saying he’s fed up with the job and the state’s wintry weather. Continue Reading

ND higher ed board to hold second special meeting on Shirvani

March 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota’s State Board of Higher Education will hold its second special meeting this month regarding Chancellor Hamid Shirvani on Thursday. Continue Reading

Despite ‘rocky start’ to chancellor’s term, Dalrymple sees successes, potential in ND’s higher ed system

March 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Relentless scrutiny of North Dakota’s higher education system is nothing new, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Friday. Continue Reading

Hamid Shirvani: Not right for North Dakota?

March 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO In a highly critical letter to State Board of Higher Education members, six former North Dakota college and university presidents on Thursday recommended that the board fire University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani, calling him “wrong for North Dakota.” Continue Reading

Probe shows no ‘willful wrongdoing’ by chancellor

March 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO An inquiry into allegations about Chancellor Hamid Shirvani has found “no substantive evidence of willful wrongdoing,” North Dakota University System General Counsel Claire Holloway said Thursday. Continue Reading