NDUS Chancellor accepts resignation of UND president

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) In light of the University of North Dakota president announcing this week that he’s the lone finalist to run another campus, North Dakota University System’s chancellor says he’s accepting his “de facto notice of resignation.”

The letter was sent to UND President Mark Kennedy on Friday.

NDUS Chancellor Mark R. Hagerott, Ph.D, also wrote that he hasn’t received a formal notice of resignation from Kennedy.

This letter arrives after Kennedy announced Wednesday that he was the sole finalist to be president of the University of Colorado.

Hagerott also congratulated Kennedy on the new job.

“Under the circumstances, we view the April 10, 2019 statement… as a de facto notice of resignation effective June 15, 2019,” Hagerott said.

Despite Kennedy stating he's the finalist for the Colorado position, there's been reports that the job isn't secure.

Some members of the University of Colorado regents have raised concerns over Kennedy's voting record while he was a U.S. Congressman for Minnesota.