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BHE looking at a bill to allow an executive session to discuss Chancellor's performance

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The Board of Higher Education could be looking at a bill draft – that would allow the Board to go into executive session when discussing the Chancellor’s contract renewal.

That’s something they can do now with the college presidents.

"That's the way it was in the past," Chancellor Mark Hagerott told the Board's Governance Committee. "The, due to unique personalities and events, it was pulled out to be made very public."

Hagerott said that has led to -- as he put it -- "interesting times."

"With the presidents, you can talk candidly about weaknesses and strengths," Hagerott said.

Hagerott said formal action would still be taken in an open meeting. That’s the same procedure for the presidents.

The Committee suggested the board staff work on language for a bill draft, that could be introduced in the 2021 Legislature.

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