UNC doesn’t have documents from 2014 assessment of president’s performance

The Greeley Tribune: The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees in its Dec. 19 response to student complaints that included a demand to fire UNC President Kay Norton cited a 2014 “comprehensive assessment” of Norton by an outside consultant as proof of Norton’s strong performance.

The assessment, according to the board’s Dec. 19 statement, involved interviews with 55 people in 28 interview sessions and seven small groups.

But when The Greeley Tribune requested that comprehensive assessment, it was told UNC had no such records.

UNC spokesman Nate Haas said such an assessment did take place, but there were no records related to the assessment.

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges did the comprehensive assessment of Norton’s performance in 2014 as part of a package of projects UNC paid for, Haas said.

The terms of the contract, including costs associated with the review, weren’t immediately available.

The Board of Trustees at UNC annually reviews Norton’s performance. But the 2014 review marked the most recent comprehensive review of Norton by an outside agency.

If such records did exist, UNC officials said, they wouldn’t be open to the public because they are personnel matters.

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