SBHE Names Chancellor Search Committee Membership and Consultant
Posted on 9/15/2011
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BISMARCK, N.D. - The State Board of Higher Education today named 16 higher education and private sector representatives to a committee that will conduct a search for a new chancellor of the North Dakota University System.
"Being chancellor of the North Dakota University System is one of the most visible, demanding and rewarding positions in our state," said Grant Shaft, SBHE president. "The State Board of Higher Education is fully committed to hiring a chancellor who has the special blend of talents needed to lead higher education and engage with our many public and private sector partners. I'm very confident members of the search committee understand this charge and will represent their constituencies very well."
Members of the search committee include:
State Board of Higher Education Grant Shaft (Grand Forks) Kirsten Diederich (Fargo) Claus Lembke (Bismarck)
University System Presidents Dean Bresciani, Ph.D., NDSU Robert Kelley, Ph.D., UND John Richman, Ph.D., NDSCS Steve Shirley, Ph.D., VCSU
NDUS Office Randall Thursby, NDUS chief information officer (Fargo)
Faculty John Girard, Ph.D., SBHE faculty advisor (Minot)
Students William Woodworth, North Dakota Student Association president (Grand Forks)
Staff Aaron Berg, North Dakota University System Staff Senate president, (Wahpeton)
Public Katie Hasbargen, Microsoft senior communications manager (Fargo) Rodney Howe, State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (Hettinger) Pam Kostelecky, Sax Motor Company owner and president (Dickinson) Terry Olson, Williston State College Foundation director (Williston) Joe Rothschiller, Steffes Corp. chief operating officer/president (Dickinson)
The SBHE also approved the selection of AGB Search, an affiliate of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, as consultants for the chancellor search. James P. Ferrare, Ph.D., principal in the firm, and James H. McCormick, Ph.D., search consultant and former chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, will lead the search. AGB Search will be paid $65,000 for their work.
Chancellor Bill Goetz announced his plans to retire Aug. 31, 2012, earlier this year.