Monday, June 19, 2006

Who runs this fleet? 

This has to be seen to be believed. A state university system chancellor asks his board for a vote saying he's in charge of the univerity presidents ... and loses.
...the board defeated, on a 5-3 vote, a motion to reaffirm Potts' authority as the system's chief executive officer. It was offered by board member Bruce Christianson, who said the system "cannot afford to lose Robert as chancellor."
North Dakota State president Joseph Chapman is said by Chancellor Potts to "thumb his nose" at the chancellor's office. Apparently President Chapman uses his position as the leading school in the state system to press for extra money for his campus, which the other schools undoubtedly dislike. But Chapman has apparently enough other friends on the board that he may win this battle with Potts.