College of HHS Dean's Search

Academic Search

Dean of the North Dakota State University College of Health and Human Sciences

NDSU seeks an individual who will provide vision and leadership to this vibrant College that encompasses academic programs, multiple centers, internationally recognized research, outreach, and community service that advances undergraduate and graduate education to prepare future leaders in health and human sciences.

Application Process

NDSU has retained Academic Search as the consultant to the College of Health and Human Sciences Dean search. Candidate materials and any questions about the search can be directed to Academic Search at

See below for the position description, the minimum and preferred qualifications, and the application process (will be also posted on the Office of the Provost website).

2023 HHS Dean Search Position Announcement

Search Committee

The search committee for this position includes representatives from NDSU, alumni, and the community. A list of committee members is found here. 

  • Kathryn Birkeland, Olson Dean, College of Business, Committee Chair
  • Alyssa Backes, Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Nursing - Bismarck
  • Sean Brotherson, Professor, Extension/HDFS
  • Jo Burdick, NDSU Foundation Trustee
  • Jessica Danielson, Assistant Professor of Practice, Counselor Education
  • Shannon David, Associate Professor, HNES
  • Jim Deal, Professor, HDFS
  • Melissa Eslinger, Program & Communications Coordinator, CHHS
  • Heidi Eukel, Professor, Pharmacy Practice
  • Carla Gross, Associate Dean and Chair, School of Nursing
  • Yagna Jarajapu, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Angela MacAdams, Director, Allied Sciences
  • Yeong Rhee. Professor and Chair, HNES
  • Tanya Schmidt, Thrifty White
  • Deb Seminary, Board of Visitors, HSE
  • Mark Strand, Professor, Public Health
  • Angela Fowler, Academic Personnel Coordinator, Office of the Provost
  • Lauren Leabo, Student, Medical Laboratory Sciences

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