5 NDSU presidential candidates visited campus. Here's what they had to say.

In a series of public forums, the five remaining candidates for NDSU's presidential post have been sharing their visions for the university.

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FARGO — Over the course of two weeks, five candidates have come to North Dakota State University in hopes of becoming the school’s next president.

They sat down with the search committee, took interviews from the press and spoke with faculty, students, staff, alumni and industry leaders. Here are clips from the videos for each of the candidates.

David Cook, vice chancellor of public affairs and economic development for the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Debra Larson, provost and vice president of academic affairs at California State University in Chico.

Michael Tidwell, immediate past president for the University of Texas in Tyler.


Hesham El-Rewini, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

Mary Holz-Clause, chancellor for the University of Minnesota Crookston and acting executive chancellor for the University of Minnesota Crookston and Morris campuses.

April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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