Higher Ed Board to discuss discrimination complaint against chancellor

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Board of Higher Education will hold a closed-door discussion on a discrimination complaint against Chancellor Mark Hagerott at their meeting Thursday morning.

The board added an executive session to Thursday’s meeting agenda to "discuss Dr. Lisa Feldner’s complaint with the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights."

Feldner, the system’s former Vice Chancellor under Hagerott, had submitted a lengthy complaint, detailing accusations against him of discriminating against employees and creating a hostile work environment.

Hagerott fired Feldner in September without cause. She claimed her dismissal was an act of retaliation.

Hagerott has repeatedly denied the accusations and characterized them as a "distraction" from his work in running the state’s university system.

State Board of Higher Ed Chairman Don Morton also denied Feldner’s accusations.

You can find the agenda for the meeting here: http://www.ndus.edu/board/agendas/2017/sbhe-november-30-2017/