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Published August 16, 2011, 10:39 AM

Dickinson St. president looking forward to hearing

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for Dickinson State President Richard McCallum says McCallum is looking forward to a hearing on the Board of Higher Education's move to fire him.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for Dickinson State President Richard McCallum says McCallum is looking forward to a hearing on the Board of Higher Education's move to fire him.

Ben Thomas says McCallum wants "an objective review" of the actions of North Dakota university system Chancellor William Goetz. The hearing could be held by early October.

Goetz recommended that the board dismiss McCallum for allegedly inflating Dickinson State's enrollment numbers last fall.

Goetz also wants an audit of the college's Roughrider scholarship fund. The money has provided aid for exceptional students.

McCallum's termination letter says some scholarship cash may have gone to student athletes.

McCallum has been placed on paid leave until his case is resolved. North Dakota State University vice president D.C. Coston has been named as Dickinson State's temporary president.

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