ND campus presidents tell accrediting group situation has improved

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Presidents of North Dakota’s public colleges and universities told the group that accredits their campuses Monday that concerns raised almost a year ago about the University System’s governance under former chancellor Hamid Shirvani have subsided under the system’s new leadership.

An advisory team from the Higher Learning Commission is visiting Bismarck to evaluate whether the system is meeting its standards.

Commission President Sylvia Manning scheduled the visit after former Valley City State University President Ellen Chaffee sent the HLC a letter last spring alleging the governance practices of the State Board of Higher Education and Shirvani violated the HLC’s requirements.

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