No Discipline Planned At Dickinson State After 'Diploma Mill' Audit, Says NDUS Chancellor

Monday, February 13, 2012

No immediate discipline is planned for any Dickinson State University employees in the wake of an audit determining the school awarded hundreds of degrees to foreign students who didn't earn them, the chancellor of North Dakota's university system said today.

However, the university vice president in charge of overseeing the program in which the students studied resigned Friday after the audit was released. Jon Brudvig, Dickinson State's vice president for academic affairs, will continue to work at the university in a yet-to-be determined role while he looks for another job, Chancellor William Goetz told The Associated Press.

The audit did not mention Brudvig by name, and Goetz said his resignation wasn't requested.

"It was a decision (Brudvig) made not to continue with those responsibilities," he said. "It was his decision."

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