FARGO, N.D. -

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has hired an attorney to investigate NDSU President Dean Bresciani.

The board announced that Lawrence, Kansas, attorney Kathy Perkins will handle the investigation.

The probe centers on now–rescinded media guidelines for covering Bison athletics that lasted just four days.

They were roundly criticized by journalists and on social media before NDSU scrapped them.

The board has already delayed extending Bresciani's contract, saying he needs to work on teamwork, communication and collaboration.