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Letter: Change delayed assures higher education denied
It should come as no surprise to anyone who follows the news that these past several months have been challenging for me and the members of the State Board of Higher Education.
Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Letter: Story full of factual errors
I am writing to correct some of the glaring errors in The Forum “exclusive” last Sunday: “Higher Ed Board torn over Shirvani criticisms.” I’m providing just two examples of Forum statements, followed by the factual corrections. The story is full of similar errors caused by mischaracterization and cherry picking emails obtained in open records requests and using them out of context.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Letter: Success requires change
Change is never easy as it forces us to leave our comfort zone, but in today’s world, change is a requirement for success. Without it, there is no incentive to innovate, no new technology, and no recognition of shifting customer demands. If organizations don’t actively manage change, decisions are delayed, deadlines are missed, roles and responsibilities get lost in the confusion, and frustration and stagnation set in.
Wednesday, May, 08, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Correction: Time of arrival to board incorrect
A story on Page A1 of Friday’s Forum titled “Higher ed board plans survey to evaluate Shirvani” incorrectly implied that state Board of Higher Education member Kari Reichert was a member of the board when Chancellor Hamid Shirvani was hired.
Saturday, May, 11, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Forum editorial: Higher ed member wins roses
PRAIRIE ROSES: To Sydney Hull, the student member of the North Dakota Board of Higher education, for his courage to challenge the leadership of the board over the management style of embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Letter: Now Forum goes after police chief
I see that now that The Forum has finished with Hamid Shirvani, it’s starting in on Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes (“Morale at all-time low,” June 30, Page One).
Sunday, July, 14, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Forum editorial: Higher ed board faces new challenges
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education is going to have a tough time explaining the astonishingly generous severance package granted departing university system Chancellor Hamid Shirvani.
Wednesday, June, 05, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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NDSU Senate leaders send letter supporting school president
FARGO – Leaders from North Dakota State University are backing President Dean Bresciani’s job performance following a recent critical evaluation of the president by outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Forum editorial: Chancellor ‘evaluates’ presidents
You’ve got to hand it to outgoing North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. He’s enhancing the image of autocrat he created in his short tenure on the job.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Commentary: Kill reform with attack on reformer
Hamid Shirvani, North Dakota’s chancellor of higher education, was fired after attempting a reform agenda that, according to his critics, was linked to an imperious leadership style and a disregard for rules requiring open meetings.
Sunday, June, 23, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Forum asks AG for opinion on executive session
BISMARCK – The Forum on Tuesday asked the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office to issue an advisory opinion on whether the executive session the state Board of Higher Education held prior to approving a buyout of the contract of Chancellor Hamid Shirvani was lawful under the state’s open meeting laws.
Wednesday, June, 05, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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North Dakota State Board of Higher Education to discuss chancellor's contract
MEDORA, N.D. – North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani has given the State Board of Higher Education a proposal to consider his contract, but the specifics are unknown.
Monday, June, 03, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Shirvani due more than $800,000, plus health benefits, in chancellor contract buyout
MEDORA, N.D. – The State Board of Higher Education voted Monday to remove Chancellor Hamid Shirvani, buying him out of his three-year contract.
Tuesday, June, 04, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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NDUS may tweak college admissions plan
FARGO - Several changes could be in store for the North Dakota University System’s Pathways to Student Success plan, the signature piece of former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s 11-month tenure.
Sunday, December, 01, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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NDUS seeks applications for interim chancellor
BISMARCK – The North Dakota University system now is accepting applications and nominations for an interim chancellor to lead the system of 11 public campuses for at least the next year after Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s term ends early July 15.
Saturday, June, 08, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Audit: Shirvani didn’t commit fraud
BISMARCK – The internal auditor for the North Dakota University System says Chancellor Hamid Shirvani did not violate any policies or commit fraud in testimony before a House committee but adds that Shirvani’s presentation could have been construed as misleading.
Friday, April, 26, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Forum editorial: Time for Shirvani to resign
Hamid Shirvani’s brief tenure as North Dakota’s chancellor of higher education has been remarkable for its seemingly endless blunders, arrogant management style and needless controversy, all of which have damaged the state’s 11 campuses and their students.
Sunday, April, 28, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Forum editorial: Another cheap shot at NDSU
One of the criticisms in discredited evaluations of North Dakota University System presidents was that the North Dakota State University Foundation was not raising enough money. That bit of hokum was included in then-Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s evaluation of NDSU President Dean Bresciani.
Tuesday, July, 02, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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North Dakota higher ed board VP asked about open meeting law at dinner
FARGO – Recollections from a Jan. 16 dinner meeting at Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s home show that one state Board of Higher Education member recalled asking whether it was subject to the state’s open meeting law and, if so, whether the board had followed the required procedures.
Friday, April, 26, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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New student rep: State Board of Higher Ed needs to ‘make peace’
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – New student representative Devin Hoffarth said the State Board of Higher Education will need to “make peace” over the next year to move past months of controversy and the contract buyout of former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani.
Monday, July, 08, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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