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DEAN BRESCIANI

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Dean Bresciani wraps up his presidency at North Dakota State University in Fargo on May 16, nearly a year after his contract was not renewed.
"Despite having to run a university hit with massive budget cuts and the loss of dozens of faculty members, NDSU achieved an impressive record under Bresciani's watch," writes InForum columnist Jim Shaw.
David Cook and outgoing President Dean Bresciani celebrated the NDSU Foundation's endowment growth to more than $450 million.
The job duties of public university presidents should be focused exclusively on the reason why the public built and funded the universities in the first place, which is academic endeavors. Sports enterprises should be left to other leaders.

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The North Dakota University System declined to say ahead of the meeting how many people applied to replace President Dean Bresciani. The committee also didn't disclose how many applicants it would interview in Minneapolis next month.
Chancellor Mark Hagerott asked the state attorney general to review the law that was passed this spring.
President highlights accomplishments in last state of the university address
President Dean Bresciani announced he would create a task force after a Snapchat group titled with racial slur aimed at Black people posted remarks that included, "We're not racist, we just prefer white people."
Can you imagine where we'd be, as a society, if we promoted and support academics in the same way we do sports?
NDSU's president was hostile with the press, made controversial decisions throughout his tenure.

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Possibly the most critical section of Dean Bresciani's job evaluation was regarding his hiring decisions.
"If it weren't for that string of football championships he'd have been gone a long time ago," one state lawmaker remarked to me earlier today.
Bresciani was first hired as the school’s president in 2010, and plans to become a tenured professor.

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