Category Archives: Stories

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Board moves to keep salaries, tuition competitive

The State Board of Higher Education worked toward keeping employees from throughout the university system fairly compensated at its regular meeting last week, despite some campuses having to operate within a lessened overall budget. At its regular meeting for May, the Board recommended taking steps to find the money for those increases – three percent… Read More »

End of an Era – Grosz looks back

For four decades one face familiar to many has served faithfully at the Dakota College at Bottineau, recruiting students, administering policies, aiding his DCB team and family, and doing everything he could to ensure campus-wide successes. And now, Dr. Ken Grosz, the Campus Dean at DCB will be retiring after 15 years in leadership at… Read More »

Hagerott to Lead Higher Education System as New Chancellor

After the State Board of Higher Education unanimously voted Dr. Mark Hagerott in as the new lead for higher education, he has accepted the role of the new chancellor of the North Dakota University System. The announcement concludes a months-long process that saw more than 20 candidates vying for the position. It has included Listening… Read More »

Dakota College at Bottineau Campus Successes – April

DCB AND DSU COLLABORATION: Dakota College at Bottineau and Dickinson State University have successfully collaborated on a $272,500 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The thrust of the grant is to add specialty crop production into DSU’s agriculture curriculum and also to allow DCB’s associate degree graduates to seamlessly transfer into DSU’s agriculture… Read More »

Lake Region State College Campus Successes – April

Five LRSC students in Collegiate DECA advanced to the international competition: DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in colleges around the globe. Two of the LRSC DECA members also received Leadership Awards from DECA.   Business students advance to national contest: LRSC’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter had three students place… Read More »

Congratulations, Graduates, for Daring to be Great!

This is an exciting time for the State Board of Higher Education and the North Dakota University System. We are about to make the choice for the next Chancellor, who will help us lead our system. That person will be instrumental in helping our institutions fulfill our vision of unleashing the potential of higher education… Read More »

April 30 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda highlights: Chancellor Search Elect Officers Approve Termination Process for Attorneys and Auditors Chancellor semi-finalists will be interviewed at a Special Meeting of the Board, beginning at 8 am. The agenda for that meeting can be found here. The regular Board meeting will begin at approximately 2 pm. The agenda for that meeting can be… Read More »

Chancellor Search Hits Home Stretch

The State Board of Higher Education plans to hire a new chancellor for the North Dakota University System to be in place by July 1, 2015. The search has involved a rigorous process, including various resources including Listening Meetings, the assistance of a Search Advisory Team of key stakeholders and coordination by a professional higher… Read More »

Create. Connect. Collaborate.

On Friday, April 17, 2015, Minot State University formally installed the university’s 11th president, Steven W. Shirley, who took office July 1, 2014. In his inauguration address, Shirley promoted the theme: Create. Connect. Collaborate. “These are three very simple, yet powerful words upon which I want our faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters to act,”… Read More »

March 26 Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Agenda highlights: HB 1003 tabled items Minard Hall litigation Chancellor Search The Special Board meeting in the morning will discuss the chancellor applicants beginning at 8:30 a.m., and will be accessible via phone. Contact the NDUS Office for more information. Click here for the Search Advisory Team Agenda and materials. The regularly scheduled afternoon meeting begins at 12:15 p.m. at… Read More »

Collaboration Conversations Help Serve the Bakken Region

The University of North Dakota (UND) and Williston State College (WSC) are embarking on conversations that could result in a much closer alignment between the two institutions. High employee turnover, limited resources, and rapidly expanding needs in the local community have hyper-taxed the ability of the WSC campus to maintain stable, consistent, effective operations. In… Read More »

Deadline for N.D. FAFSA Application is April 15

The North Dakota priority deadline for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is April 15, 2015, according to the North Dakota University System.  Completing and submitting a FAFSA is the single most important thing college students do to get assistance paying for college. The U.S. Department of Education uses the FAFSA to… Read More »

Williston State College Campus Successes – March

Tharp receives Emeritus Status: Emeritus Status is awarded to a retired faculty member or administrator for distinguished service at Williston State College.  The Emeritus Status is a means for a retired educator to retain an honorary position at the college.  “No one is more deserving than Linda Tharp,” according to Wanda Meyer, Provost/Vice President for… Read More »

New Report Reflects Successful Transfer and Graduation Among Colleges and Universities in the North Dakota University System

A recent report released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center indicates that graduation rates and successful transfer among North Dakota colleges and universities outpaced the national six-year average in nearly every category—whether they started at a two-year or four-year institution or attended full-time or part-time. The new report tracks the progress of students over… Read More »

DSU Presidential Search begins with Listening Sessions

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Board Chair Terry Hjelmstad, Interim Chancellor Larry C. Skogen and Vice Chancellor Linda Donlin traveled to Dickinson State University to kick off the search for the next president of that institution. Six listening sessions were held throughout the day with members of the Faculty Senate; Staff Senate; Student Senate; President’s Cabinet;… Read More »

NDUS Will Present Legislative Showcase

North Dakota’s 11 public colleges and universities will present at the 2015 Legislative Showcase in the state Capitol Memorial Hall March 25. Representatives of the 11 North Dakota University System institutions as well as the NDUS Staff Senate, North Dakota Student Association, Council of College Faculties and TrainND will provide displays highlighting some of the… Read More »