Jun 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm
The state Board of Higher Education has rejected a series of performance evaluations written by outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani.
Shirvani wrote evaluations questioning the performance of presidents from the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University and Minot State University.
But the board decided not to approve the evaluations at its meeting Thursday. They also decided to place Shirvani on administrative leave, effective immediately. The board voted last month to buy out Shirvani's contract, after months of pressure from critics who questioned his leadership style. He was to stay until July 15, but the board decided Thursday to speed up his departure.