The State Board of Higher Education has received 21 applicants for the North Dakota University System chancellor position. The search began in November 2014 with listening sessions in each of the 11 communities with a North Dakota university or college. The list of applicants was released Thursday, March 19.
The search will take its next steps forward next week when the search firm consultant, Association of Governing Boards, meets with the Board Thursday, March 26, to review the list of applicants.
“We are thrilled that we have this many qualified applicants as we move on to the next stage of finding the right fit for North Dakota and the higher education system. I am confident that we will find the right person to ensure a successful future for our education and community needs,” SBHE Chair Terry Hjelmstad, Ed.D., said.
The applications will be reviewed by the Board and the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee. The SBHE has asked a number of individuals to serve on a Search Advisory Committee. Members of the Search Advisory Committee will provide information and advice to the Board as the Board moves through this process. However, only Board members will cast their votes on the hiring decision.
The new chancellor will start on or about July 1 and replace Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen, who has served in the position since June 2013. Skogen was the president of Bismarck State College before becoming interim chancellor and will return to that position.
Here is a full list of applicants.