SBHE rejects request for meeting on Hagerott

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The state Board of Higher Education has rejected a request for a special meeting to discuss the contract of the North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott.

Board member Mike Ness said during Thursday's meeting in Devils Lake that he wanted to talk about Hagerott and possible legal action that "could be related to the events of the last couple of weeks." Ness was not specific.

Hagerott earlier this week asked for an investigation into what he said was pressure from people who wanted interim University of North Dakota president Ed Schafer punished for endorsing a governor candidate. Hagerott's request came on the heels of his decision to fire vice chancellor Lisa Feldner.

The motion by Ness failed because of a 4-4 vote.


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