NDUS: Information regarding DSU president expected todayInformation regarding Dickinson State University President Dr. Richard McCallum’s future is expected later this afternoon, according to the North Dakota University System.
By: Press staff, The Dickinson Press
Information regarding Dickinson State University President Dr. Richard McCallum’s future is expected later this afternoon, according to the North Dakota University System.
NDUS Chancellor William Goetz asked him to resign after a review released Thursday showed about 180 people were enrolled at DSU last fall without their consent. The NDUS chancellor’s office had not heard from McCallum as of about noon today.
Much of DSU is keeping quiet. However, Enrollment Services Director Norman Coley told The Dickinson Press today that the application process was not out of order from the vantage point of his office.
DSU had at least three opportunities to stop attendees from being registered in degree-credit courses, according to a NDUS report.
Goetz said Thursday that McCallum could be terminated. However, Goetz has not commented to The Press today but NDUS expects more information later this afternoon, a representative said.
Staff allegedly felt pressure from McCallum to increase enrollment, according to the internal review.
An unidentified woman who answered the phone at McCallum’s home this morning said the president was not at home and therefore not available for comment.
The issue of overstated enrollment arose while the National Survey of Student Engagement, an outside company which conducts surveys of campuses nationwide, was surveying DSU. Several survey recipients contacted NSSE saying they were not DSU students, according to the report.
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