Sydney Hull, the state board's student member, says he has no choice but to raise the issue after the North Dakota Student Association expressed a vote of "no confidence" in Shirvani.

The student representative on the state Board of Higher Education says he will bring up a proposed contract buyout of the university system chancellor at the next board meeting.

Fargo Sen. Tony Grindberg plans to offer a floor amendment to the higher education funding bill to buy out the final two years of Hamid Shirvani's three-year contract.

Sydney Hull, the state board's student member, says he has no choice but to raise the issue after the North Dakota Student Association expressed a vote of "no confidence" in Shirvani.

Hull says, "It is obvious wherever you stand on the issue that there are problems."

University system spokeswoman Linda Donlin tells the Forum (http://bit.ly/WoAWP4) that a statement by board leaders expressing confidence in Shirvani "speaks for itself."

The board meets March 7.