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Dean candidates schedule visits to NDSU

Two candidates for dean of the College of Human Development and Education will come to NDSU in the coming weeks. Both candidates are set to present an open forum while on campus.

Margaret Fitzgerald, NDSU professor and interim dean of the College of Human Development and Education, is set for interviews and her open forum Feb. 1-2. Before assuming her duties as interim dean, she served as head of the NDSU Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences.

Fitzgerald earned her bachelor's degree at NDSU; master's degree in family resources and human development from Arizona State University, Tempe; and doctorate in human development and family studies at Iowa State University, Ames.

Her open forum is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Memorial Union Century Theater.

Jess E. House, dean of the School of Professional Studies at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut, is scheduled to visit NDSU Feb. 16-17. Prior to that position, House was chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.

He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in art education and education specialist at Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, and his doctorate in educational administration at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

House's open forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Century Theater.

“The search committee has identified these excellent candidates for the HDE dean position,” said Charles Peterson, search committee chair and dean of the College of Health Professions. “Each has very strong academic credentials and administrative experience and is excited about the possibility of becoming the new dean for the NDSU College of Human Development and Education."

More details can be found here.

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