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 »

New Board Policy on Document Retention Goes into Effect

At their Nov. 20, 2015 meeting, the ND State Board of Higher Education approved a modification to policy 1912.7 for records retention. The policy directs all campuses to manage their records according to the North Dakota Colleges/ Universities General Records Retention Schedule. This policy takes effect on March 1, 2015. The schedule can be found… Read More »

Billie Jo Lorius hired as NDUS Communications Director

Billie Jo Lorius began her new position as Communications Director for the North Dakota University System on Tuesday, Feb. 17. She is located in the NDUS office on the 10th floor of the Capitol. Lorius has more than a decade of senior-level experience in complex organizations, designing specific communications strategies for a variety of audiences. “I am… Read More »

Bismarck State College Campus Successes

BSC recognized by North Dakota Young Professionals: The ND Young Professionals Network named BSC a runner-up in the 2014 Best Place to Work competition. This is the first time BSC has been recognized at the state level by NDYP. The college has received several local awards from the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network affiliate.   LGBTQ… Read More »

Dickinson State University Campus Successes

Sgt. Reckless – The Equine Hero of the Korean War: DSU Agriculture Building hosted Robin Hutton, New York Times Bestselling Author of “Sgt. Reckless America’s War Horse.’ In addition to Mr. Hutton, Art Sickler-Sgt. Reckless’s caretaker during the Korean War was also in attendance. This event detailed the heroic actions of this war horse that defended… Read More »

Lake Region State College Campus Successes

Career and Technical Education: February is National Career & Technical Education month. But at Lake Region State College, career and technical education is recognized daily. The college held an open house Feb. 11 to showcase tech-ed careers. About 250 high school students from 11 area schools attended.   $2 Million Raised: Lake Region State College… Read More »

Mayville State University Campus Successes

MaSU spring semester enrollment record surpassed: The final spring semester headcount at MaSU is at 1,025 students. This tops records set during the last two spring semesters, and is the second time ever that spring semester enrollment has been over the 1,000-student mark.   MaSU hosts professional development opportunity for faculty and teacher education students:… Read More »

Minot State University Campus Successes

Warrior Words II: Veterans of U.S. wars presented monologue writing: Jan. 13 in Minot State University’s Aleshire Theater, veterans of U.S. wars presented work they completed in “Warrior Words,” a monologue-writing workshop offered by The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre in four North Dakota cities. Conrad Davidson, College of Arts and Sciences dean, taught the… Read More »

University of North Dakota Campus Successes

UND reaffirmed as a top school in community engagement by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently reaffirmed the University of North Dakota’s Campus Engagement classification, securing its place among the 361 across the country and the only North Dakota college or university with such a… Read More »

Williston State College Campus Successes

Record Spring Enrollment: With a 13.24% increase from Spring 2014, Williston State College is at record high with a headcount of 1,009.  Enrollment projections are even better.  While Spring 2015 has shown record numbers with an increase of 13.24%, this Fall applications have had a 60% increase over Fall 2014. College Night: Williston State College… Read More »

Legislative Update: State Board of Higher Education Positions

During the Legislative Session, the State Board of Higher Education follows many bills that may have an impact on the higher education institutions in North Dakota and their students. Since the Board only meets once a month, the chancellor is empowered by the Board to act on its behalf and request ratification at the next… Read More »

Diederich deserves our thanks

I would like to publicly thank Dr. Kirsten Diederich for her service on the State Board of Higher Education. She served on the Board for four-and-a-half years and for a year-and-a-half as Chair. Under her leadership, the Board came together as a team, despite many challenges, to do the right thing for our students. Dr.… Read More »