Dickinson State University has hired a
new chief academic officer.
The university has been recovering from an audit's findings that
Dickinson State granted degrees and certificates to about 600
Chinese students who didn't qualify for them.
Cynthia Pemberton starts Sept. 1 as Dickinson's new provost and
vice president for academic affairs.
She has worked as a professor and administrator at Idaho State
University in Pocatello, and as a women's athletics administrator
and swimming coach at Linfield College in Oregon.
Dickinson State President D.C. Coston announced Pemberton's
appointment Friday. He says she has held a number of leadership
jobs, and Idaho State colleagues describe her as ``a great
communicator'' who is ``engaged with students.''
Pemberton says the Dickinson job is a ``truly exciting