January 20, 2022
Schedule announced for presidential candidate interviews
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.
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)
Open forum recording (Log in using your NDSU credentials.)
David Cook feedback form, open January 24 at 4 p.m. until midnight January 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 January 25 at 4 p.m. until midnight January 27
Jan. 26 – 28, open forum Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Michael Tidwell, immediate past president
University of Texas (at Tyler)
Michael Tidwell feedback form, open January 26 at 4 p.m. until midnight January 28
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 January 31 at 4 p.m. until midnight February 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 February 1 at 4 p.m. until midnight February 3
January 18, 2022
Five presidential candidates invited to North Dakota State University campus
Bismarck, N.D. — The North Dakota State University Presidential Search Committee, charged by the State Board of Higher Education to evaluate candidates for the NDSU presidency, has narrowed a large, nation-wide pool of highly-qualified applicants to five candidates who will interview on campus between January 24-Feburary 3, 2022.
“The candidates bring leadership experience from flagship universities, institutions with robust and growing research portfolios, and land grant institutions,” said Dr. Jill Louters State Board of Higher Education vice chair. “We’re excited to bring these talented leaders to campus.” Dr. Louters is co-chairing the NDSU Presidential Search Committee with Dr. Greg Lardy, NDSU vice president for agriculture. Both said they were impressed with the extremely strong pool of candidates.
The candidates include presidents, chancellors and vice chancellors, and provosts. The pool of candidates has an exceptional range of experience with diverse student bodies and a remarkable body of work in engineering, agriculture, advanced technology, business, economic and work force development.
The candidates are:
- David Cook, vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development, University of Kansas at Lawrence
- Hesham El-Rewini, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, Marymount University in Washington, D.C. area
- Mary Holz-Clause, chancellor for the University of Minnesota Crookston and acting executive chancellor for Crookston and University of Minnesota Morris campuses
- Debra Larson, provost and vice president of academic affairs, California State University at Chico
- Michael Tidwell, immediate past president, University of Texas at Tyler
During their campus visits, the candidates will meet with students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and campus and community leaders, with the search committee soliciting feedback from these key stakeholder groups.
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, February 23, 2022, with the selection of the next NDSU president announced thereafter. It is anticipated that the new NDSU president will assume office in June 2022.
Originally, 47 candidates met qualifications and were forwarded to the Presidential Search Committee for their initial review. The committee met in executive session on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, to discuss candidates. A round of in-person interviews took place in Minneapolis, January 5-6. Following those interviews, the search committee narrowed the pool to the five candidates invited to campus.