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Diederich: State support of higher education gains national attention

November 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

This week, an article in US News & World Report featured North Dakota and Alaska as the two main states that have increased support for higher education since the national economic downturn. The author called this a stark contrast to the “worn …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Education leader says ND board has tough decision

September 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The president of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education says it’s a close call on the two finalists for interim chancellor of the state university system. Continue Reading

Mayville State, VCSU, file complaint against ND Higher Ed board

April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The former president of Mayville State and Valley City State University has filed a complaint against the North Dakota Board of Higher Education. Continue Reading

Panel picks finalists for ND Board of Higher Education

June 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An oilfield consultant, a tribal college administrator and a retired school principal are finalists for North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education. Continue Reading

Third ND higher ed board member stepping down

May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For the third time this year, the North Dakota Board of Higher Education is dealing with turnover. Richie Smith, a Wahpeton attorney, said Wednesday he is stepping down from the board. Smith was in the third year of a second four-year term, set to expire in June 2013. Continue Reading

Proposals would replace N.D. higher ed board

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two proposals would replace North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education. The Legislature’s Higher Education Committee is hearing arguments about the ideas today. One proposal is an initiative that is being drafted to put on North Dakota’s statewide ballot. Continue Reading

Search committee selects 6 semifinalists for N.D. university chancellor

January 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Board of Higher Education President Grant Shaft is chairman of the search committee. He says the semifinalists have strong credentials. Twenty-one people applied for the job. The committee plans to interview the semifinalists Feb. 9. Incumbent chancellor William Goetz is retiring in August. Continue Reading

North Dakota Higher ed board eyes streamlining plan

November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Members of the state Board of Higher Education are hoping the next legislative session is less confrontational.
Board President Grant Shaft is proposing a new initiative to streamline the North Dakota University System so members can show legislators the system continues to be efficient a plan that calls for combining services and looking at ending some programs. Continue Reading

Search on for new university chancellor

October 18, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education hopes to hire a new university system chancellor within six months, which will give the person a chance to shape budget recommendations for the next Legislature, the board’s president said Tuesday.
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Higher ed board won’t stop bill

January 13, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education won’t actively fight legislation proposed in the Legislature that would keep the University of North Dakota “Fighting Sioux” nickname. Continue Reading