University of North Dakota campus successes

April 2, 2018

UND Business & Public Administration Dean finalists’ visits set

Three finalists will visit campus April 4- 9 to interview for the position of Dean of the College of Business & Public Administration.

Open forums have been set for each candidate.

Amy B. Henley, executive director of MBA Programs and associate professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, Room 7 Gamble Hall
Dave Harris, dean of the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, Room 7 Gamble Hall
Darrell Radson, former dean at the Foster College of Business at Bradley University, Peoria, Ill., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, Room 7 Gamble Hall


Alum couple says “Thanks a million”

Not too long after they were married, Suezette Bieri and Mike Jacobs went to lunch with Earl Strinden, longtime leader of what is now the UND Alumni Association and Foundation.

There Strinden gave them “the pitch” to give back to their alma mater.

At first they weren’t sure Strinden had reached his target audience

“We were as poor as church mice,” Bieri recalled. “Mike said that we didn’t have any money.”

“I know you don’t have it now, but you will someday,” replied Strinden, also a veteran politician and long-serving leader in the North Dakota State House of Representatives. “And you should think of us.”

Recently, the couple made the contribution to which Strinden alluded long ago.

A gift of land owned by the couple in western North Dakota will generate more than $1 million in direct support to students in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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