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MARK KENNEDY

UND has many distinguished scholars and alumni of which to be proud. One of the more prominent alums is Carl Ben Eielson of Hatton, North Dakota.
Last day on the job at Colorado will be July 1.
While he has not resigned as president of CU, Kennedy announced Monday, May 10, that he has entered into discussions with the CU Board of Regents regarding “the orderly transition of the presidency in the coming months,” according to a press release from the University of Colorado.
This spectacle around former University of North Dakota president Mark Kennedy drives home a sad reality for our society.

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The censure vote was a result of Kennedy’s “failure of leadership with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion,” according to a written motion from the campus’ Faculty Assembly.
UND is in the process of hiring a new chief of staff to work with President Andrew Armacost and the executive council.
Will the Legislature support Legacy Fund dollars for research this time around, and especially during an economic downturn?
Controversy continues to swirl around the process used to name former UND President Mark Kennedy to the presidency at the University of Colorado.
Incoming UND President Andrew Armacost was among those who applied. So was Heather Wilson, last year's spring commencement speaker.
The oil boom, the DAPL protests and a new nickname, not to mention dominance on the gridiron and the ice, the past decade was definitely dramatic in the state.

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Heretofore unseen list of candidates leaked to media outlet in Colorado.
After reading through a proposed new contract draft for North Dakota university presidents, two things immediately come to mind:
In the recent news, members of the State Board of Higher Education, some search committee members, and several newspaper editorials have talked about the characteristics that UND’s next President should have.

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