If the Legislature passes the so-called "two board" model for higher education governance, the office of Chancellor of the University System will be no more.
"In the Constitution, there is no word called 'Chancellor,'" said Gov. Doug Burgum, who is pushing the Legislature to approve a two board system. "There is a 'higher-education administrator.'"
The House defeated the two board plan. The Senate is now considering an expanded single board, expanding its membership from 8 to 11. Burgum wants the Senate to amend that bill, reinstating the two boards.