Tag Archives: D.C. Coston

President Of Dickinson State University To Resign

President Of Dickinson State University To Resign

Dickinson State University President D.C. Coston has announced his pending resignation, according to the Dickinson Press. He’s planning on quitting once a replacement is picked. Coston had been quietly looking for another job even as he has publicly claimed that things are improving at DSU. In April of last year he was named as a

Dickinson State Loses Grant Money Intended For Scholarships

I say that Dickinson State University is losing money for scholarships not because they’ll never get it – the folks on the┬áNorth Dakota Challenge Fund Grant Review Committee say the money will be available when the DSU Foundation’s financial problems are ironed out – but because time marches on for the students who were to

Skogen Attempts To Minimize Dickinson State University Foundation Fiasco

There’s no question that the chaotic finances at the Dickinson State University Foundation – which features the apparently wrongful use of restricted funds which may well rise to the level of a crime – is a scandal. That’s the accurate word for it. But today at a meeting of the State Board of Higher Education

Another Dark Chapter For North Dakota's University System

The Dickinson Press has an excellent op/ed about the financial scandal at the Dickinson State University Foundation. Two weeks ago, responding to an open records request I had put in for an arbitration ruling, DSU President D.C. Coston (seen earlier this year looking for an exit strategy in Wisconsin) sent a video message to campus staff

Attorney General Wants To Force Dickinson State University Foundation Into Receivership

Last week Dickinson State University President D.C. Coston sent out a YouTube video to faculty and staff distancing himself and the university from the DSU Foundation. It was in response to an open records request I’d filed with the ND University System office for an arbitration settlement awarding a contractor over $1.5 million. This is

Dickinson State President Distances University From Foundation After Arbitration Ruling

It didn’t take very long after voters shot down Measure 3, a constitutional amendment to reform the governance structure of the university system, that one of the state’s institutions has landed in hot water again. Earlier today I put in an open records request to the North Dakota University System for details about an arbitration

Respondents To Dickinson State University Survey Ask Questions University Officials Don't Want To Answer

In a blatant bit of holiday news dumping, the officials at Dickinson State University gave up on a fight to keep a section of a recent campus quality survey dedicated to written comments hidden from the public. Previously only a redacted copy was given to the media as university officials hid behind their lawyers, but