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Chancellor Search Narrowed to 8 Candidates

Posted on 3/26/2015

Billie Jo Lorius, Director of Communications and
Media Relations
North Dakota University System
Phone: 701.328.4107

Chancellor Search Narrowed to 8 Candidates

BISMARCK, N.D. -The State Board of Higher Education voted to advance eight candidates among the 21 applicants during a meeting with the Search Advisory Team today in Bismarck.

Below is a list of the eight candidates selected for the distance interviews. The Board will interview the candidates at its next meeting on April 14.

Advancing candidates:

  • Sylvia Moore, independent consultant, former deputy commissioner with Montana University System
  • Michael Thomas, president and CEO of the New England Board of Higher Education
  • Keith Miller, former president of Virginia State University and Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
  • Mark Hagerott, deputy director and distinguished professor in the Naval Academy Center for Cyber Security Studies
  • Robert Potts, former interim president of Arkansas State University System, former chancellor of North Dakota University System and Arkansas State University
  • Paul Turman, system vice president for academic affairs with the South Dakota Board of Regents
  • Robert Donley, executive director and CEO of the State University System of Iowa's Board of Regents
  • Tim Flakoll, state senator and provost of Tri-College University

On April 14, the Board will narrow the choices down further for in-person interviews April 28-30.

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