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Hamid Shirvani Isn't The Only Higher Ed Administrator With A "Golden Parachute" Contract

Hamid Shirvani Isn't The Only Higher Ed Administrator With A "Golden Parachute" Contract

There’s been much griping of late about the nearly million-dollar “golden parachute” buy out embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani received earlier this week. “I’m writing with what some consider the eighth deadly sin, anger, at the North Dakota Higher Board of Education who hired Shirvani and agreed to pay him more than $1 million for a

With The Chancellor Leaving, Let's Talk About North Dakota's Problematic University Presidents

Scoring their second victory over a chancellor of the North Dakota University System in less than a decade, the state’s university presidents have to be feeling pretty full of themselves. Yet, even as Chancellor Hamid Shirvani departs (golden parachute planted squarely on his back), the problems in the state’s university system remains. And those problems

Outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani Says Someone Defecated In His Driveway

Chris Berg interviewed outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani last night. Shirvani said that he’s resigning because of a barrage of “unpleasant, unprofessional personal attacks” on himself, and also because it wasn’t clear he’d be allowed to pursue a mandate to what he described as a “federated network” of universities into a true university system. “I don’t

Despite Getting Fired Chancellor Shirvani Will Get Two More Pay Raises

According to Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s separation agreement, he’ll be on administrative leave starting July 14th of 2013 and, starting January 2nd of 2014, he’ll cease being an officer in the North Dakota University System. But Chancellor Shirvani will continue to get paid until June 30th of 2015, and will even get two pay raises during

Anti-Shirvani "Whistle Blower" Was Involved In Serious Exposure Of University System Data

The North Dakota University System data exposure report below details an incident in which the private information of students and university system employees was exposed, but apparently not reported to them as it wasn’t specifically required by law. NDUS “whistle blower” Linda Baeza Porter was responsible for the breach according to the report. Porter was

At This Point Just About Everybody At The Top Of The University System Should Probably Go

I have a letter to the editor in today’s Grand Forks Herald objecting to the idea that Chancellor Hamid Shirvani is everything that’s wrong with North Dakota’s university system. While much of the criticism of his management style may be valid, let’s remember that North Dakota’s universities had major problems before he even arrived. At

North Dakota's Higher Ed Problems Don't End With Hamid Shirvani

The Fargo Forum editorial board has called on embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani to resign. Today the Grand Forks Herald says Shirvani ought to apologize for his management style to date. Shirvani can certainly be polarizing. He is blunt and not always very politically savvy (which is an odd criticism of him coming as it does

With Approved Increases, Tuition At North Dakota's Largest Universities Up 115% Since 2002

Earlier this week the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education went along with a plan for tuition increases promoted by the university presidents and opposed by Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. These are just approved maximums, which technically means that the actual tuition increases might be lower, given the university presidents argued for these maximums on

Shivani Accuses Critics Of Racism, Says University Presidents Don't Want Change

In a column for the Grand Forks Herald, Chancellor Hamid Shirvani takes the gloves off in responding to some of his critics. This is tough medicine a lot of North Dakotans – especially in the political class – aren’t going to want to hear. BISMARCK — It should come as no surprise to anyone who

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