University of North Dakota President Robert Kelly is taking a month off to study faculty tenure issues.

University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley is taking a month off to study faculty tenure issues.

 

Kelley says in a statement that he has been approved for a leave of absence of up to 30 days for professional development. That's allowed under North Dakota University System policy if a president has been in office for at least five years.

 

Kelley says he will be on leave from mid-July through mid-August. He will be back to preside over the school's Aug. 8 summer commencement ceremony.

 

Provost Tom DiLorenzo will oversee the Grand Forks university in Kelley's absence.