Category Archives: SBHE

State Board of Higher Education appoints Schafer interim president of UND

The State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously today to appoint Ed Schafer as interim president of the University of North Dakota. Current UND President Robert Kelley will retire Jan. 14, 2016. Schafer will begin serving as interim president Jan. 15. The Board also agreed that the timeframe for the interim service and salary would… Read More »

Educational leaders continue forward momentum

Leaders from the state’s education-focused agencies met last week to discuss challenges to their respective missions and goals and how they could help each other meet those challenges. Members of the State Board of Higher Education, the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Career and Technical Education and the Education and Standards Practices Board… Read More »

Board decreases WSC fees, hears positive comments from legislator

The State Board of Higher Education took positive steps forward this week when it moved to roll back certain fee increases at Williston State College. It was also on the receiving end of a positive speech by Sen. Rich Wardner, a retired educator and the majority leader for the 63rd Legislative Assembly.   WSC Fees… Read More »

Board selects new DSU president

The State Board of Higher Education today named Thomas M. Mitzel, Ph.D., as the next president of Dickinson State University, Dickinson, North Dakota. Mitzel currently serves as the dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs, Trinity College, Connecticut. Originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, and an alumnus of Northern State University, Mitzel said he… Read More »

Looking forward

The 2015/2016 academic year has begun, and we at the State Board of Higher Education are excited about the opportunity it will bring for students throughout our system. Earlier this year, our new Chancellor, Mark Hagerott, was selected to take the helm of the North Dakota University System. Dr. Hagerott comes to us with an… Read More »

Lake lecture highlights importance of student advocacy

A recent visiting professor touched on a topic of growing importance recently during a lecture and panel at the University of North Dakota. Peter Lake, the Charles A. Dana chair and director of the Center for Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law, recently provided an in-depth explanation for the change… Read More »

Presidential searches move forward

Committee narrows Dickinson State University presidential search to 10 candidates The Dickinson State University presidential search committee met in Dickinson recentlyto narrow the list of 47 candidates to 10. “The committee was able to look through a great group of qualified candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds,” DSU presidential search committee chair Kari Reichert… Read More »

Board member Melicher participates in Chamber discussion

The Greater North Dakota Chamber organized a policy summit on Aug. 13 during which one topic of discussion was higher education. The focus was primarily on changing misconceptions and meeting the workforce needs of the state. As a representative of the State Board of Higher Education, Dr. Kevin Melicher discussed a wide array of topics… Read More »

Introducing the new Chancellor

Mark Hagerott takes charge at North Dakota University System The path back toward the capital was one not envisioned by a farmer’s son from northwest Mandan, but it was one taken with vigor. While he had returned regularly to help out on the multi-generational family farm, he’s now moved back after being selected to head a… Read More »

Board covers ground at June meeting

  The State Board of Higher Education moved forward with unanimous approval to accept the North Dakota University System Office budget for fiscal year 2016. Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen took the opportunity to clarify some misconceptions about the budget, noting that only 5 percent of the $158.6 million administered by the system office is used… Read More »

New members oriented to Board service

Hacker, Johnson, Ness and Stemen learn the ropes New members of the State Board of Higher Education sat down Wednesday afternoon, June 24, with a singular purpose in mind: learn the responsibilities of their new role during Board orientation. The four new Board members, Nick Hacker, Brett Johnson, Mike Ness and Greg Stemen soaked up… Read More »

CTS talks digital, physical needs

Members of the State Board of Higher Education got a glimpse into the networked world of physical and digital infrastructure last week during an in-depth presentation from Core Technology Services leadership. Deputy CIO Darin King and IT Security Officer Brad Miller provided details on CTS’ plans moving forward. King touched on organizational changes, procedures and… Read More »