Update: Dickinson State admin: McCallum not a bullyBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A top Dickinson State University administrator says President Richard McCallum didn't bully him to meet enrollment targets.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A top Dickinson State University administrator says President Richard McCallum didn't bully him to meet enrollment targets.
Jon Brudvig spoke today during a hearing about whether McCallum should be fired for allegedly padding Dickinson State's enrollment totals in the fall of 2010.
Brudvig is Dickinson State's vice president for academic affairs. He says the school made mistakes in reporting its student numbers, but they weren't because of pressure from McCallum.
Brudvig says McCallum was “open to ideas and suggestions” and he felt the president “cared very deeply” about the school and its employees.
North Dakota's Board of Higher Education will decide later whether McCallum deserves to be fired because of the enrollment reporting problems.
Some who attended Dickinson State seminars were counted as students without them knowing about it.