The NDSU Presidential Search Committee has selected five candidates to come to Fargo for on-campus interviews beginning Monday, Jan. 24.
Candidates will meet with students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and campus and community leaders, with the search committee soliciting feedback from those key stakeholder groups.
Each candidate will present an open forum at the Memorial Union, Ballroom A, that will be accessible via Zoom. The hour-long open forums will begin at 10:30 a.m. Candidates will then be available to meet and greet from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Open forums will be recorded and posted on the NDSU presidential search website.
The campus community will be able to provide anonymous feedback on each candidate through a five-question survey available from 4 p.m. on his or her first day until midnight on his or her last day.
The schedule for on-campus visits is:
• Jan. 24 – 26,open forum Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m.
David Cook, vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development
University of Kansas (at Lawrence)
David Cook feedback form, open Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. until midnight Jan. 26
• Jan. 25 – 27, open forum Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Debra Larson, provost and vice president of academic affairs
California State University (at Chico)
Debra Larson feedback form, open Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. until midnight Jan. 27
• Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, open forum Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Hesham El-Rewini, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs
Marymount University (Washington, D.C. area)
Hesham El-Rewini feedback form, open Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. until midnight Feb. 2
• Feb. 1 – 3, open forum Feb. 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Mary Holz-Clause, chancellor for the University of Minnesota Crookston and acting executive chancellor for Crookston and University of Minnesota Morris campuses
Mary Holz-Clause feedback form, open Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. until midnight Feb. 3
Following the on-campus interviews, the search committee will recommend an unranked slate of finalists to the State Board of Higher Education. The board will conduct final interviews on the NDSU campus on Wednesday, Feb. 23, with the selection of the next NDSU president announced thereafter. It is anticipated that the new NDSU president will assume office in June 2022.
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