Higher Ed Board Must Strengthen Oversight (Opinion)

Ann McClure's picture
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

If North Dakota’s new chancellor thought he’d be able to “listen and learn” for a few months before taking action, he should think again.

That’s because as soon as incoming Chancellor Hamid Shirvani takes office, he’ll be confronted with his office’s Job 1: dramatically boosting oversight of the system’s 11 campuses.

It’s a job that’ll have to be tackled right away — because if Shirvani doesn’t do it, the Legislature is likely to do it for him.

And that’s not an outcome supporters of a world-class higher education system in North Dakota should want.

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