"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.
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.
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.
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."