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Published June 20, 2013, 02:50 PM

Shirvani placed on administrative leave

Embattled North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately.

Embattled North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately.

The Board of Higher Education voted last month to buy out Shirvani's contract, after months of pressure from critics who questioned his leadership style. He was to stay until July 15th. The board decided Thursday to speed up his departure. Bismarck State College President Larry Skogen has been asked to serve as acting interim chancellor until the position is filled.

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