Top 20 Highlights of 2014

January 6, 2015

As the new year begins, we take a look back at the highlights from across the university system this past year. Click on a highlight to read more.

Top 20 Highlights of 2014 (in no particular order): 

  1. State Board of Higher Education designs a new strategic plan – The NDUS Edge.

  2. State Board launches search for a new chancellor with campus listening meetings

  3. Shirley named president of Minot State University

  4. NDUS launches public dashboards to track strategic plan progress, promote accountability

  5. NDSU research expenditures top $150 million a year, lead five-state area

  6. Tisa Mason named Valley City State University president

  7. Lake Region State College completes construction on Technical Education Center

  8. North Dakota University System economic impact rises to $4.8 billion 

  9. Williston State College Offers New Scholarship to Williams County High School Graduates (Businessweek article)

  10. State Board tours oil country

  11. UND breaks ground for $122 million School of Medicine and Health Sciences Building

  12. North Dakota the second state in the nation to join SARA, a national collaboration to streamline distance education

  13. NDSCS receives Top Marks for Graduation Rate

  14. CPA Experience at DSU receives profession’s top award (Video)

  15. State Board of Higher Education approves new admission standards

  16. Bismarck State College breaks ground on Communications and Creative Arts Center

  17. Higher Learning Commission gives Board a favorable review

  18. Mayville State University celebrates 125 years

  19. Board meetings are now webcast and live-tweeted

  20. Construction begins on Dakota College at Bottineau’s Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture