Larry Looks Back

Interim Chancellor reflects on the perspectives, challenges and accomplishments of his two years as the system’s top leader   With his tenure as leader of the North Dakota University System coming to a close, Larry Skogen has continued to work tenaciously to ensure that headway made during the past two years wasn’t lost in the… Read More »

Board to handle major business at final ’15 meeting

The State Board of Higher Education will have a full agenda when it meets this week. Among the main topics will be committee appointments, approval of president’s contract terms, review of final legislative action, and authorization for the Chancellor to begin the search for a new University of North Dakota president. In the lead-up to… Read More »

Tenure helps programs grow

Three professors reflect on programs, achievements The security to teach the very best content without pressure to compromise is one of the highest-sought and hardest-won benefits any educator can earn. Knowing that your professional role is secure can free an individual to focus on skill development, team building, research and myriad other tasks necessary to… Read More »

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 »

Congratulations, Graduates: you’ve dared greatly and succeeded

More than 7,400 students graduated this semester from a North Dakota University System institution of higher learning. At community colleges from Wahpeton to Williston and universities from Dickinson to Grand Forks, members of the State Board of Higher Education joined your family and friends in celebrating your achievement. Theodore Roosevelt’s quote about surmounting challenges resonated… 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 »

Minot State University Campus Successes – April

Inauguration celebration of MiSU’s 11th president: On Friday, April 17, 2015, Minot State University formally installed the university’s 11th president, Steven W. Shirley, who took office July 1, 2014.  The inauguration celebrated the university’s honored past and history of service while advancing its future. The ceremony and celebrations throughout the week included many events open… Read More »

University of North Dakota Campus Successes – April

UND Engineering joins White House initiative: President Obama recently announced that UND College of Engineering and Mines is among a group of U.S. schools leading a new education initiative to prepare undergraduates to solve “Grand Challenges”—complex yet achievable goals to improve national and international health, security, sustainability and quality of life in the 21st century. UND President, First… Read More »