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Commentary: Leadership in the North Dakota University System means pretending like nothing is wrong

Rob Port

Last month the State Board of Higher Education released a glowing evaluation of North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott and voted 7-1 in favor of extending his contract through 2020.

Not mentioned in that evaluation is a complaint filed by former Vice-Chancellor Lisa Feldner alleging sexist behavior from Hagerott, as well as unequal treatment for employees based on things like health, age, and sexual orientation. Also unmentioned is a 2016 staff survey which backs up Feldner’s claims, which came to light last year as a result of some open records requests I filed.

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