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SBHE Announces UND Presidential Search Committee

Posted on 5/24/2007

For Immediate Release:For More Information Contact:
May 24, 2007Debra A. Anderson, Director of Public Affairs
North Dakota University System
Phone: 701.328.2962

SBHE Announces UND Presidential Search Committee

BISMARCK, N.D. - The State Board of Higher Education today named 15 campus, community and state leaders to the UND Presidential Search Committee. The presidency will become vacant when President Kupchella retires sometime in early 2008.

"We're very pleased with the results of the search committee selection process," said John Q. Paulsen, president of the State Board of Higher Education. "The names of about 100 highly qualified individuals were submitted for consideration, and the selection process was very difficult. I'm very confident that the committee we have chosen will well represent the many constituencies of this wonderful institution."

A list of search committee members follows. The constituency each committee member represents is included in parenthesis after the person's title.

Paul LeBel "Chair", Dean of Law School (Administrator)
Alice Brekke, Asst. to President, Budget Office (Staff)
Rick Burgum, President/CEO Arthur Companies, Arthur, ND (Alumni Assoc. & Found.)
Bev Clayburgh, Vice President/SBHE (Public)
Duaine Espegard, SBHE Member (SBHE Member)
Jay Fisher, UND Student Body President (Students)
Glenda Lindseth, Prof. and Assoc. Dean, College of Nursing (Faculty)
Doug Munski, Faculty Senate Pres., Geography Professor (Faculty)
Tim O'Keefe, Executive VP (Alumni Assoc. & Found.)
Myrna Olson, Chester Fritz Distinguished Prof. of Ed. (Faculty)
Judi Paukert, Community Relations Manager, Xcel Energy (Public)
John Q. Paulsen, President/SBHE (SBHE Member)
Dr. Bruce Pitts, SOMHS assoc. dean and MeritCare physician, Fargo (Medical Community)
John Stewart, Owner, Fisher Motors (Minot Alumni & Private Sector)
David Yearwood, Assoc. Prof., Industrial Technology (Faculty)
Eddie Dunn, Chancellor "Incoming Chancellor William Goetz" (Ex officio)

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