Category Archives: SBHE

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 »

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 »