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Two appointed to higher ed board

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Tuesday appointed Kirsten Diederich and Kevin Melicher to the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.

Diederich was reappointed after seeking another term and Melicher, a Fargo optometrist, was appointed to…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Two appointed to higher ed board

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Tuesday appointed Kirsten Diederich and Kevin Melicher to the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.

Diederich was reappointed after seeking another term and Melicher, a Fargo optometrist, was appointed to…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Higher ed board narrows interim chancellor candidates to six

August 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The State Board of Higher Education narrowed the crop of candidates to serve as the interim chancellor of the North Dakota University System from 16 to six. Continue Reading

Probe for higher ed emails broadens, prompting review

August 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The latest open records query by the research arm of the Legislature seeks every email to or from the 10 presidents of North Dakota’s public universities and colleges since July 2012, a massive request that officials think will take until the end of the year to fulfill. Continue Reading

New student rep. says ND higher ed board needs to ‘make peace’

July 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DEVILS LAKE New student representative Devin Hoffarth said the State Board of Higher Education will need to “make peace” over the next year to move past months of controversy and the contract buyout of former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani.
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Bismarck State’s Skogen named interim chancellor; Shirvani placed on leave

June 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BOTTINEAU, N.D. — The State Board of Higher Education voted today to name Bismarck State College President Larry Skogen as acting chancellor of the North Dakota University System. Continue Reading

Incoming higher ed board president wants fresh start

June 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The incoming president of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education is looking at her term as a fresh start for an organization that spent much of the last year answering complaints, including a kerfuffle over the chancellor the group hired and ultimately decided to replace. Continue Reading

Another illegal meeting for state higher ed board?

June 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The State Board of Higher Education could again be in hot water for potentially violating the state’s open meeting laws, this time for meetings between three board members and the 11 college and university presidents on Wednesday. Continue Reading

NDSU aquatic center survives challenge by ed board

May 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The State Board of Higher Education on Thursday shot down a motion to rescind approval of North Dakota State University increasing student fees to start paying for an $11 million aquatic center not yet approved by state lawmakers. Continue Reading

Diederich elected president of ND higher ed board

May 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO – North Dakota’s embattled State Board of Higher Education will soon have a new president. Continue Reading