Shirvani criticizes heads of NDSU, UND, Minot State

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

Shirvani heaped criticism on three campus presidents in their annual performance evaluations in recent days, calling for full reviews of the presidents at the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University and recommending no raises for the heads of UND and Minot State University.

The embattled chancellor is proposing a “full 360 review” of UND President Robert Kelley and NDSU President Dean Bresciani by outside groups next fall, noting they’ve both been president long enough to warrant such a review. Kelley started at UND in July 2008, Bresciani at NDSU in June 2010.

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