LAWRENCE — A temporary replacement has been named to lead Haskell Indian Nations University after a scathing federal report.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Bureau of Indian Education says Haskell professor Daniel Wildcat will serve as acting president beginning Tuesday. For as long as the next 60 days, Haskell Indian Nations University President Venida Chenault will be on "special assignment for the BIE."
Haskell faculty learned of the change in an email from the Haskell president's office. The email says the change is to help the BIE "meet mission objectives."
The announcement came after a report issued Friday said administrators at the university had underreported crime statistics for a two-year period and failed to follow internal policy when handling misconduct complaints. A university spokesman didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press seeking comment.