Chancellor Resigns Abruptly at Montana State U. Campus

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.

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