Rosalyn Anstine Templeton, provost at Montana State University-Northern, has resigned her position.
Templeton’s resignation from the number-two post on campus, will be effective Jan. 3. She has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at MSU-N since 2010.
In an email sent to faculty and staff this morning, Chancellor James M. Limbaugh wrote, “I will meet immediately with representatives of Academic Affairs to begin the necessary conversations regarding a smooth transition in leadership.”
Limbaugh made no mention of the cause of Templeton’s resignation in the email. There was no indication of her future plans.
“Until (she resigns), Dr. Templeton will continue to provide significant leadership to Academic Affairs, including the completion of institutional accreditation reports and management of program submittals to the Board of Regents as the result of the recently-completed academic program prioritization process,” Limbaugh said in the email.
Templeton hails from West Virginia, where she served Marshall University as the dean of Education and Human Services. In September 2009, she was caught up in a legal battle for allegedly taking part in the changing of West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue’s daughter’s grades from “incompletes” to “A” grades.
Templeton and Chancellor Limbaugh were not available for comment this morning, as was university spokesman Jim Potter.