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NDUS names Dickinson State University presidential search committee

Posted on 4/9/2015

For More Information Contact:
Linda Donlin, Vice Chancellor of Strategic Engagement
North Dakota University System
Phone: 701.238.2962

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota University System (NDUS) today announced the members of a Presidential Search Committee to identify candidates for the position of president of Dickinson State University (DSU), Dickinson, N.D. Dr. D.C. Coston, current DSU president, will be retiring upon the hiring of the new president.

The Committee is chaired by Ms. Kari Reichert, member of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education, and is composed of students, faculty and staff from DSU, as well as community leaders from the area. In addition, NDUS has contracted with national search firm AGB Search to assist in the process.

"I am confident that the chosen committee members will do an excellent job of representing DSU's various stakeholders," said Reichert. "I look forward to working with them on assembling a list of the best possible candidates."

Members of the committee include the following:
  • Ms. Susan Anderson, Richardton Taylor High School English Chair, Director of Forensics and Theatre
  • Mr. Hank Biesiot, former DSU head football coach
  • Dr. Debora Dragseth, DSU professor, Department of Business and Management
  • Ms. Donna Joyce, Administrative Assistant, DSU Office of Enrollment Services and Communication
  • Ms. Sharon Kilzer, Project Manager, Theodore Roosevelt Center
  • Mr. Mark Lowe, DSU Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Mr. Matthew Perdue, DSU student
  • Ms. Carla Porter, DSU Foundation board member
  • Mr. Joe Rothschiller, President and COO, Steffes Corporation
  • Dr. Sethuram Soman, DSU assistant professor, Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies
  • Dr. Gary Hagen, President, Mayville State University

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