NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani has named a new general counsel to replace Rick Johnson, who is retiring. Chris Wilson will begin work at NDSU on July 16.
Wilson is coming to NDSU from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he was associate general counsel for the past eight years. He worked with many areas of the institution, with emphasis on business and administrative issues ranging from contracts and litigation to intellectual property and information technology issues.
Wilson earned his law degree at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, N.Y., and has an undergraduate degree from Duke University, Durham, N.C.
He also has experience in two private law firms, and a corporation.
“I’m expecting Chris to bring a great deal of expertise and energy to the office of general counsel,” Bresciani said. “This is an important role in the leadership team.”
Johnson had intended to retire in May, but agreed to stay in the role part time while the search was completed. “We greatly appreciate Rick’s many years of excellent service and his flexibility in the transition,” Bresciani said.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.