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Hagen Named President of Mayville State University

Posted on 2/21/2007

For Immediate Release:For More Information Contact:
Feb. 21, 2007Debra A. Anderson, Director of Public Affairs
North Dakota University System
Phone: 701.328.2962

Hagen Named President of Mayville State University

BISMARCK, N.D. - The State Board of Higher Education today named Dr. Gary Hagen president of Mayville State University in Mayville, N.D.

Hagen has been interim MaSU president since July 1, 2006, and vice president for academic affairs since 1998. His contract includes an annual salary of $138,000 and a vehicle allowance of $11,000.

"I was very impressed by the caliber of applicants who applied for the presidency of Mayville State University," said John Q. Paulsen, SBHE president. "While there were several fine candidates, the State Board of Higher Education believes Dr. Hagen has a strong vision for the future of Mayville State. Gary understands the university's rich past as well as the challenges that lie ahead. Mayville State is vitally important to the surrounding communities and to higher education in the state of North Dakota. Dr. Hagen's excellent leadership will be integral to the university's future success."

"Gary Hagen certainly has proven his dedication and strong commitment to a brighter future for Mayville State during the 30 years he has served the university, especially during the past several months as interim president," said Eddie Dunn, NDUS chancellor. "Those experiences have helped him prepare for both the challenges and opportunities ahead."

Hagen joined MaSU as a faculty member in the Division of Business in 1976. He taught in the division until 1997. In addition to his duties as a faculty member, Hagen was chairman of the business division from 1991 to 1997. He served as the university's chief information officer from 1997 to 1998.

Hagen earned three degrees from the University of North Dakota, a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1974, a master's degree in business education in 1977 and a doctorate in business education from UND in 1986.

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