Minot State students back buy out of Chancellor Shirvani

Minot State University’s Student Government has passed a resolution in support of a proposal by Sen. Tony Grindberg, R-Fargo, to amend Senate Bill 2003 to provide funding for a buyout of North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s contract.

It would reportedly cost $600,000 to buy out the contract of the chancellor, who has been on the job for less than a year.

The resolution passed by a simple majority at the group’s Feb. 11 meeting.

“As a group we decided it was a necessary step to take,” said Lindsey Nelson, president of the MSU Student Government, on Friday.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • ec99

    This might be significant, except university student governments are a joke. Elected by about 5% of the enrollment and generally the product of fraternity and sorority voting. The downside is they get substantial funds, which they blow on nonsense. UND student govt pays for buses to take students downtown to get drunk.

    • The Fighting Czech

      well hey, Maybe if they offer to use their own money to pay this guy off, we could actually pretend like their opinion would matter.

  • WOOF

    Students, Students ? $600K. LOL
    Chancellor Shirvani does the happy dance.