Complaint Filed Against North Dakota Higher Ed Board

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

The former president of Mayville State and Valley City State University has filed a complaint against the North Dakota Board of Higher Education.

Ellen Chaffee filed the complaint with the Higher Learning Commission, which handles accreditation for colleges and universities.

Chaffee alleges that the Board of Higher Education is violating the Higher Learning Commission's policies by cutting itself off from direct contact with the state's universities and presidents.

Chaffee says the sole source of information now comes from Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. Shirvani has come under fire from some legislators, students and others for his management style.

Higher Education Board President Duaine Espegard says he needs to review the complaint before commenting.

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