A blog called Save South Central College has accused two presidents of Minnesota community colleges of plagiarizing their dissertations. Here are some examples cited on the blog.

Dissertation
“Resource dependence theory is rooted in an open system framework that argues that all organizations must engage in exchanges with their environment to obtain resources.” (Scott, 1987)
 — 2012 dissertation by Annette Parker, president of South Central College, North Mankato

Publication
“Resource dependence is a theory rooted in an open system framework, which argues that organizations must engage in exchanges with their environment to obtain resources.” (Scott, 1987)
— 2000 article “Walking a Tightrope: Creating Value
Through Interorganizational Relationships,” by Bruce Barringer and Jeffrey Harrison

Dissertation
“The early colleges were designed primarily on the basis of European and English models which followed a prescribed and classical curriculum generally four years in length.”
— 1998 dissertation by Dorothy Duran, president of Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Winona

Publication
“These early colleges, designed primarily on the basis of European and English progenitors, wore familiar garb: a prescribed and classical curriculum generally of four years in length.”
— 1986 book “Growth of an American Invention,” by Thomas Diener
 

-- Tina Munnell