MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The president of Northern Michigan University was fired Friday.

NMU’s governing board voted 8-0 to dismiss Fritz Erickson, who had led the Upper Peninsula school since July 2014.

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The Superior Dome, is listed it as the fifth-largest dome and largest wooden dome in the world, Marquette, Michigan. (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

“There are good things that have happened, but we can and must do more,” said trustee Steve Young.

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Erickson’s contract was supposed to expire in 2023.

Erickson was a vice president at Ferris State University before moving to NMU. He also worked at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Eastern Washington University and Michigan Tech University.

NMU has approximately 7,600 students in Marquette, 165 miles northwest of the Mackinac Bridge.

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