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MSU-Northern Provost resigns

 

August 23, 2013



Rosalyn Anstine Templeton, provost at Montana State University-Northern, has resigned her position.

Templeton’s resignation from the number-two post on campus, will be effective Jan. 3. She has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at MSU-N since 2010.

In an email sent to faculty and staff this morning, Chancellor James M. Limbaugh wrote, “I will meet immediately with representatives of Academic Affairs to begin the necessary conversations regarding a smooth transition in leadership.”

Limbaugh made no mention of the cause of Templeton’s resignation in the email. There was no indication of her future plans.

“Until (she resigns), Dr. Templeton will continue to provide significant leadership to Academic Affairs, including the completion of institutional accreditation reports and management of program submittals to the Board of Regents as the result of the recently-completed academic program prioritization process,” Limbaugh said in the email.

Templeton hails from West Virginia, where she served Marshall University as the dean of Education and Human Services. In September 2009, she was caught up in a legal battle for allegedly taking part in the changing of West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue’s daughter’s grades from “incompletes” to “A” grades.

Templeton and Chancellor Limbaugh were not available for comment this morning, as was university spokesman Jim Potter.

 

Reader Comments

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Willy writes:

She was probably forced out by Dr. Limbaugh like so many others.

Joe writes:

It needed to be in the story Willy so the HDN can stand true to their calling to print the negative about everyone and anyone

Reno writes:

How about for a change they give an interested Montana native a shot to hold a high level position, the last one I could think of is Capedeville when he was in charge. Maybe someone who actually gives two cents about Northern and just not building a resume or padding the retirement.

Interested writes:

It shows a pattern of behavior and ineffective leadership.

Willy writes:

Now what in the world does the incident that happened in 2009 at another institution have anything to do with her leaving Northern?