A proposal to create office space for University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani on the University of North Dakota campus is being challenged by UND President Robert Kelley.
A memo sent Jan. 18, 2013, from Kelley to Shirvani pointed out the Legislature in 2011 passed House Bill 1003, which allocated $11.5 million from the state’s general fund for the University System and UND to build a joint information technology building in Grand Forks.
The building was to be dedicated as an IT facility and space to consolidate IT staff to one location, Kelley said.
The original floor plan included 24 cubicles for IT staff members. IT staff currently are spread out around the campus, according to Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks.