BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The state Board of Higher Education plans to interview the six finalists for interim chancellor of the North Dakota University System on Friday.
University System spokeswoman Linda Donlin says the candidates will be interviewed via video conference. She says the board is still on track to name someone by Sept. 25 to fill the position following the departure of the previous chancellor, Hamid Shirvani. The board bought out his contract after months of turmoil surrounding his leadership style.
Whoever is chosen will serve at least until a November 2014 public vote on whether to abolish the board and chancellor's office and replace them with a three-member commission appointed by the governor.
Three of the candidates are from North Dakota, including acting chancellor Larry Skogen.