Category Archives: SBHE

Interim Higher Education committee meetings held

The North Dakota Legislative Management Interim Higher Education Committee held its regular meeting last month, and in doing so heard numerous items affecting the North Dakota University System ranging from information technology to predictive analytics. Held over two days at Dakota College at Bottineau and Minot State University, the committee’s meetings also heard direct updates… Read More »

A Nexus of Change

Much has happened already these first few months of 2016, and it all points to another milestone year for higher education in North Dakota. Albert Einstein famously said, “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” The quote’s longevity is a reflection of… Read More »

Board talks goals, budget

Budget allotments, Envision 2030 meeting among agenda items at State Board of Higher Education meeting After taking the morning to select the new president for the University of North Dakota, the State Board of Higher Education wasted no time in getting down to other important business this week. Among the most vital agenda items were… Read More »

Board names Kennedy next UND president

The State Board of Higher Education today named the Hon. Mark Kennedy as the next president of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Kennedy currently serves as a professor of political management and director of the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. “I am honored and… Read More »

Foundation members named

The North Dakota University System Foundation wasted no time in 2016 getting ramped up for new fundraising efforts. After setting relatively dormant for a few years, the NDUS Foundation has sprung into life again after a State Board of Higher Education meeting when Foundation Board Members and Trustees were approved. The NDUS Foundation was initially founded… Read More »

Media Coverage Summary – Feb. 5, 2016

The following is a roundup of news on North Dakota University System’s 11 public colleges and universities for the week ending Friday, Feb. 5.   Bismarck State College Journal accepts Schreck paper BSC ensemble sells songs for Valentine’s Day BSC students awarded technical scholarships Academic scholarships awarded to 238 BSC students   Dakota College at… Read More »

Board updated on cabinet studies

State Board of Higher Education members hear details on studies regarding cost containment, mission, tuition and fees, shared services and retention After an historic joint meeting with the Interim Legislative Higher Education Committee earlier in the day this Wednesday, the State Board of Higher Education was ready to learn about recent studies that had been… Read More »

Joint meeting ‘historic’ between lawmakers, Board

Informational sharing meeting highlights challenges and successes for higher ed An historic meeting took place this week that helped lay new foundations for higher education in North Dakota as the State Board of Higher Education and Interim Legislative Higher Education Committee heard updates on the university system. During the morning meeting held at North Dakota… Read More »

Confidence in the New Year

When milestones arrive they can usually be considered a good time to reflect on how previous accomplishments and challenges led to them. As our students closed out another semester and we’re closing in on the end to another year, I find that it’s a good time to do just that. In the past year there… Read More »

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 »