Three university presidents blasted by outgoing N.D. system chancellor
- In performance evaluations over the last several days, outgoing North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani called for full reviews of University of North Dakota (NDU) President Robert Kelley and North Dakota State University (NDSU) President Dean Bresciani, while also suggesting no raises for Kelley and Minot State University President David Fuller.
- Shirvani, who has less than a month left in his position after a June 3 contract buyout, said that NDU and NDSU need more athletic oversight and more focus on tuition waivers for doctoral students who do research, additionally accusing Minot State's Fuller of exhibiting poor leadership.
- Although Shirvani's relationship with some of the system's presidents (particularly Fuller) is strained, the State Board of Higher Education didn't consider having someone else conduct the annual performance evaluations and will discuss them, as well as their recommendations, at a Thursday meeting.
From the article:
... Shirvani emailed his evaluations of the presidents’ goals for the 2012-2013 school year to them on Thursday, except for Fuller’s, which was sent Monday. Fuller, the most outspoken critic of Shirvani’s leadership among the 11 campus presidents, also received arguably the most critical evaluation.
“My overall sense is that you have exercised a form of myopic leadership that has probably served you well among certain elements in Minot but reinforced among your peers a growing exasperation due to your sense of exceptionalism for MiSU and your clear lack of respect for your sister institutions,” Shirvani wrote. ...
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