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Committee narrows Dickinson State University presidential search to 10 candidates

Posted on 8/18/2015

For More Information Contact:
Billie Jo Lorius, Communications Director
North Dakota University System
Phone: 701.328.4107

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dickinson State University presidential search committee met in Dickinson today to narrow the list of 47 candidates to 10.

"The committee was able to look through a great group of qualified candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds," DSU presidential search committee chair Kari Reichert said. "AGB Search consultants are impressed with the strong interest in DSU from across the country. It is an exciting time for the campus and community."

The committee's next step will be to interview the candidates Sept. 1 via distance-learning technology. Each interview will last approximately 45 minutes with a 10-minute break in between.

The finalists that will proceed to the interview stage include:
  • Michael F. Anderson, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs, Wayne State College, NE
  • Stephen Easton, J.D., current professor and former dean of the college of law, University of Wyoming, WY
  • Daniel H. Hanson, Ph.D. president, Peru State College, NE
  • Steven E. Hardin, Ph.D. vice president and dean of academic affairs, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, PA
  • Cheryl D. Lovell, Ph.D., president and CEO, Rocky Vista University, CO
  • Thomas M. Mitzel, Ph.D., dean of faculty / vice president of academic affairs, Trinity College, CT
  • Petra M. Roter, Ph.D., vice chancellor for student affairs, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, WI
  • Richard G. Shrubb, Ph.D., former president, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, MN
  • Karl Ulrich, Ph.D., professor of biological science; former provost & vice chancellor for academic affairs, University of Montana Western, MT
  • Steven K. Yoho, Ph.D., president of the Atlanta, Georgia Campus, Argosy University, GA
Following the distance interviews, the search committee will conduct on-campus interviews Sept. 16 and recommend a slate of finalist candidates to the State Board of Higher Education, which will conduct final interviews on the DSU campus Wednesday, Sept. 30, with the selection of the next DSU president announced thereafter.

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