Category Archives: Messages

Use this category for messages from the Chancellor or SBHE President

Bakken U – Energizing through education

A new initiative called Bakken U: Energizing through education has been developed to meet the needs of energy workers and employers on the western side of the state. It is designed to encourage workers from the Bakken oil fields and other energy sectors to take advantage of slow times to enhance their skills and education… Read More »

Creating the future of NDUS — together

Fall semester is fast approaching, and with it comes the excitement and liveliness found on college campuses at this time of year. Incoming freshmen will be creating their first memories of the higher education experience, while sophomores, juniors and seniors will be returning to their diligent studies throughout North Dakota. Much has happened this summer… Read More »

Commencement: a time to say thank you

I had the opportunity recently to represent the State Board of Higher Education at two North Dakota University System commencements – Dakota College at Bottineau, Mayville State University, and I was honored to be the Commencement speaker at Lake Region State College. Dr. Terry Hjelmstad, Don Morton, Dr. Doug Munski, Kathy Neset, and Kari Reichert… Read More »

We have a system that works

We’ve had some good news lately both nationally and locally about North Dakota and about the university system’s key role in its success. A recent story in Forbes magazine highlighted our state’s booming economy, saying “North Dakota leads the nation in virtually every indicator of prosperity: the lowest unemployment rate, and the highest rates of… Read More »

Community college investments pay off for students and for the state

By Kirsten Diederich, Board Chair Community colleges nourish both students and society, according to a February report on the value of a community college education. “Where Value Meets Values: The Economic Impact of Community Colleges,” said community college graduates receive nearly $5 in benefits for every dollar they spend on their education, while the return… Read More »