Was It a Resignation or Was It a Push?


MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani resigned today at the State Board of Higher Education meeting in Minot.

That’s the official line.

Behind the scenes, the story is quite different.

“His contract was up for renewal,” one source familiar with the decision-making process that led up to today’s news told me. “It wasn’t renewed.”

That’s a turn of events that some people might reasonably describe as getting canned. Fired. Shown the door.

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