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Board moves to keep salaries, tuition competitive

The State Board of Higher Education worked toward keeping employees from throughout the university system fairly compensated at its regular meeting last week, despite some campuses having to operate within a lessened overall budget. At its regular meeting for May, the Board recommended taking steps to find the money for those increases – three percent… Read More »

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Markel recognized for achievement

North Dakotan with university ties leads nation’s top cyber defense team   When North Dakotans cross paths outside the state, history is sure to take notice. Such was the case recently when Zane Markel, a Minot High School (Magic City campus) graduate and current midshipman graduating May 22 from the U.S. Naval Academy, took his… Read More »

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End of an Era – Grosz looks back

For four decades one face familiar to many has served faithfully at the Dakota College at Bottineau, recruiting students, administering policies, aiding his DCB team and family, and doing everything he could to ensure campus-wide successes. And now, Dr. Ken Grosz, the Campus Dean at DCB will be retiring after 15 years in leadership at… Read More »

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Hagerott to Lead Higher Education System as New Chancellor

After the State Board of Higher Education unanimously voted Dr. Mark Hagerott in as the new lead for higher education, he has accepted the role of the new chancellor of the North Dakota University System. The announcement concludes a months-long process that saw more than 20 candidates vying for the position. It has included Listening… Read More »

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Congratulations, Graduates, for Daring to be Great!

This is an exciting time for the State Board of Higher Education and the North Dakota University System. We are about to make the choice for the next Chancellor, who will help us lead our system. That person will be instrumental in helping our institutions fulfill our vision of unleashing the potential of higher education… Read More »

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April 30 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda highlights: Chancellor Search Elect Officers Approve Termination Process for Attorneys and Auditors Chancellor semi-finalists will be interviewed at a Special Meeting of the Board, beginning at 8 am. The agenda for that meeting can be found here. The regular Board meeting will begin at approximately 2 pm. The agenda for that meeting can be… Read More »

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Chancellor Search Hits Home Stretch

The State Board of Higher Education plans to hire a new chancellor for the North Dakota University System to be in place by July 1, 2015. The search has involved a rigorous process, including various resources including Listening Meetings, the assistance of a Search Advisory Team of key stakeholders and coordination by a professional higher… Read More »

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Create. Connect. Collaborate.

On Friday, April 17, 2015, Minot State University formally installed the university’s 11th president, Steven W. Shirley, who took office July 1, 2014. In his inauguration address, Shirley promoted the theme: Create. Connect. Collaborate. “These are three very simple, yet powerful words upon which I want our faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters to act,”… Read More »

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Board takes position on HB 1003

At our last meeting, the Board discussed the actions of the House Appropriations Committee and adopted a position paper that we’ve shared with our stakeholders during the past few weeks. As we said earlier, we appreciate the House’s support of increases for student aid, campus security, and IT investments, but we do have concerns about… Read More »

Congratulations, Graduates: you’ve dared greatly and succeeded

More than 7,400 students graduated this semester from a North Dakota University System institution of higher learning. At community colleges from Wahpeton to Williston and universities from Dickinson to Grand Forks, members of the State Board of Higher Education joined your family and friends in celebrating your achievement. Theodore Roosevelt’s quote about surmounting challenges resonated… Read More »

Dakota College at Bottineau Campus Successes – April

DCB AND DSU COLLABORATION: Dakota College at Bottineau and Dickinson State University have successfully collaborated on a $272,500 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The thrust of the grant is to add specialty crop production into DSU’s agriculture curriculum and also to allow DCB’s associate degree graduates to seamlessly transfer into DSU’s agriculture… Read More »

Lake Region State College Campus Successes – April

Five LRSC students in Collegiate DECA advanced to the international competition: DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in colleges around the globe. Two of the LRSC DECA members also received Leadership Awards from DECA.   Business students advance to national contest: LRSC’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter had three students place… Read More »

Minot State University Campus Successes – April

Inauguration celebration of MiSU’s 11th president: On Friday, April 17, 2015, Minot State University formally installed the university’s 11th president, Steven W. Shirley, who took office July 1, 2014.  The inauguration celebrated the university’s honored past and history of service while advancing its future. The ceremony and celebrations throughout the week included many events open… Read More »

University of North Dakota Campus Successes – April

UND Engineering joins White House initiative: President Obama recently announced that UND College of Engineering and Mines is among a group of U.S. schools leading a new education initiative to prepare undergraduates to solve “Grand Challenges”—complex yet achievable goals to improve national and international health, security, sustainability and quality of life in the 21st century. UND President, First… Read More »

Valley City State University Campus Successes – April

VCSU online M.Ed in Elementary Education ranked 12th in nation: VCSU’s online M.Ed. in Elementary Education degree program has been ranked 12th in the nation by TheBestSchools.org. TheBestSchools.org selected VCSU’s online program based on academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strength and reputation. 26 VCSU freshmen inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society: The VCSU… Read More »