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Port: Outgoing UND president blames racism, sexism for personal assistant controversy

Angelique Foster receives the President’s Medal from UND President Mark Kennedy. UND Photo

Earlier today UND President Mark Kennedy made his departure from that institution official. He’s accepting a new job in Colorado.

The end of Kennedy’s tenure was a bit rocky thanks to a story I broke about his personal assistant, Angelique Foster, getting a massive raise as well as a $30,000 per year allowance to commute to her job from Texas.

After widespread criticism, Kennedy opted to end the arrangement. Now Kennedy is telling a Colorado media outlet he believes racism and sexism were behind the criticism:

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