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Minot State University presidential search process to begin

Posted on 8/9/2013

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North Dakota University System
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BISMARCK N.D. - At its July 31 meeting, the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education appointed Dr. Terry Hjelmstad, vice president of the Board, to chair the search committee to find a new president for Minot State University in Minot, N. Dak. David Fuller, current president of MiSU, announced last year that he plans to retire in June 2014.

Search committee members have been recruited from the Minot community and the MiSU campus, and community listening meetings will be a key part of the process. Board members also approved a list of leadership characteristics that are important for the next MiSU president, which will be included in a job description that the search committee will build.

As with past searches, a professional search firm has been chosen to assist with the process. North Dakota University System Acting Chancellor Larry C. Skogen said, "We've chosen the firm, but we heard some criticism about the firm's consultant, as this person had some past connections to one of our institutions. As the Board has said, we are committed to listening to our constituents, so we have asked the firm to recommend others within their team. We want to ensure objectivity, and we certainly don't want Minot State's search to be negatively impacted in any way."

Hjelmstad said he is looking forward to working on the search, which will be a collaborative, inclusive process to find the right candidate for the job.



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