Northern Chancellor Who Resigned Still Gets Paid

James Limbaugh will still receive the rest of his $162,419 annual salary until his contract ends next June

By Dillon Tabish

HAVRE — The former Montana State University-Northern chancellor who resigned four days into the fall semester will still receive the rest of his $162,419 annual salary until his contract ends next June.

University spokesman Jim Potter said Tuesday the salary is part of James Limbaugh’s severance package.

Potter tells the Havre Daily News that interim Chancellor Greg Kegel is receiving the same salary.

Limbaugh resigned effective Aug. 29, saying he had become a distraction and an impediment to campus goals.

Residents of Havre had begun circulating a petition calling for Limbaugh’s ouster when football coach Mark Samson was forced to resign on Aug. 13 after it appeared football camp staff was paid without camp proceeds being run through university accounts.

MEA-MFT President Eric Feaver said at the time that the faculty union had been considering holding a vote of no confidence.

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