The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 28th, 2014
The chancellor of Montana State University-Northern resigned Thursday morning, effective on Friday, the Havre Daily News reports.
In an email to the campus, James Limbaugh, who had been chancellor
since 2012, said “continuing controversy on campus and in the community”
had made it difficult for the institution to move forward.
Mr. Limbaugh has dealt with a handful of controversies during his
tenure. In June it was revealed that a former provost had been accused
of inappropriately touching a dean.
Mr. Limbaugh was accused of retaliating against the dean, who had filed
a sexual-harassment complaint against the former provost. Earlier this
month the university’s football coach resigned after having been placed on administrative leave.
The university’s faculty union had planned to propose a vote of no
confidence in Mr. Limbaugh on Thursday afternoon, according to a Havre Daily News source.