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Amy Dalrymple, Published January 30 2009

NDSU president asks head of campus safety to reassess security position

FARGO – North Dakota State University President Joseph Chapman today directed the head of campus safety to assess the position that’s been regarded as Chapman’s “bodyguard.”

Chapman, who since this fall has an armed NDSU police captain occasionally accompany him to sporting events and other activities, wrote a letter today after the position came under scrutiny.

“There is a misperception that this position was created to provide the NDSU president with a bodyguard, and so I am directing you to assess the position,” Chapman wrote to Ray Boyer, director of University Police and Safety.

The Forum reported on Monday the new position held by Capt. Scott Magnuson.

Boyer said he will take at least three weeks to evaluate the position.

For more on this story, read Saturday’s Forum.