SBHE Appoints Chancellor, MaSU and NDSCS Search Committees
BISMARCK, N.D. - During an Oct. 16, 2006, the State Board of Higher Education appointed search committees to assist in selection of the next chancellor of the North Dakota University System and presidents of Mayville State University and the North Dakota State College of Science. Each committee will be made up of campus, community and board representatives.
"The work of the search committees will be vitally important to the future of the North Dakota University System," said John Q. Paulsen, SBHE president. "Each committee member lends a unique perspective to the selection process and has demonstrated strong commitment to our students and our state. The searches will require members to give generously of their time and expertise, and we are deeply appreciative of the guidance they will provide."
The chancellor's position will become vacant in July 2007 when Chancellor Eddie Dunn retires. The MaSU presidency became vacant when Dr. Pamela Balch resigned in June 2006; Dr. Gary Hagen currently serves as interim president. The NDSCS presidency became vacant in September 2006 when Dr. Sharon Hart was reassigned to interim executive director of the College Technical Education Council; Dr. John Richman currently serves as interim president.
The next steps in each search process will be selection of a search consultant and development of a search timeline. A list of search committee members follows.
Chancellor Search Committee
Richie Smith, SBHE member and search committee chair Pam Kostelecky, SBHE member John Q. Paulsen, SBHE president Eddie Dunn, NDUS chancellor Robert Haskins, North Dakota Student Association president Dr. John Pederson, SBHE faculty advisor Dr. Charles Kupchella, University of North Dakota president Dr. Joe McCann, Williston State College president Dr. Joe Chapman, North Dakota State University president Dr. David Fuller, Minot State University president Dennis Hill, North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, Mandan, N.D Paul Steffes, Steffes Corporation, Dickinson, N.D. Don Hedger, Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing, Killdeer, N.D. Don Morton, Microsoft, Fargo, N.D.
MaSU Search Committee
Bev Clayburgh, SBHE member and search committee chair Charles Murphy, SBHE member Nancy Hartje, MaSU student Donna Mark, MaSU faculty Mark Skean, MaSU faculty Bob Kozojed, MaSU staff Beth Swenson, MaSU staff Tom Capouch, First & Farmers Bank president, Portland, N.D. Richard Fugleberg, MaSU Foundation Board member; Fugleberg Seed and Bean; and farmer, Portland, N.D. Rob Lauf, D.D.S., Goose River Dental Association, Mayville, N.D. Don Moen, mayor, Mayville, N.D. Eddie Dunn, NDUS chancellor (ex officio)
NDSCS Search Committee
Sue Andrews, SBHE member and search committee chair Nick Rogers, SBHE member Mark Schaefers, NDSCS Student Senate president Dan Hanson, vice president of the North Dakota Student Association and NDSCS Student Senate Barb Diederick, NDSCS faculty Kevin Gyolai, NDSCS Faculty Senate president Terry Marohl, NDSCS faculty Barb Bang, NDSCS administrators Ken Kompelien, NDSCS administrators Thomas Hickman, NDSCS staff Valerie Erickson, NDSCS staff Craig Caspers, Vertin Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, N.D. Michael L., Connell, Wahpeton Public Schools superintendent Perry Miller, NDSCS Alumni Foundation director emeritus Rick Steckler, NDSCS Alumni Foundation; Bank of the West of Wahpeton, N.D., and Breckenridge, Minn., president Jim Sturdevant, mayor, Wahpeton, N.D. Eddie Dunn, NDUS chancellor (ex officio)