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Fargo bank leader named to lead NDSU president search


Steve Swiontek
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MINOT, N.D. - The CEO of Gate City Bank will lead a search committee to recommend finalists for the next North Dakota State University president.

Steve Swiontek, representing the NDSU Development Foundation and alumni, was named chairman of the 18-member committee.

The state Board of Higher Education appointed the committee at a meeting at Minot State University.

The other members are:

- Amber Altstadt, NDSU student body president


- Sue Andrews, member of state Board of Higher Education

- Barry Batcheller, president and CEO of Appareo Systems

- James Burgum, managing director, Arthur Ventures

- Bruce Christianson, former state Board of Higher Education member

- Lynn Dorn, NDSU director of women's athletics

- Catherine Haugen, NDSU associate vice president for student affairs

- Kalpana Katti, NDSU distinguished professor of civil engineering

- Paul Langseth, vice chairman of State Board of Agricultural Research and Education


- Mark Meister, NDSU associate professor and president of NDSU Senate

- Don Morton, Microsoft site leader for Fargo campus

- Evie Myers, NDSU vice president for equity, diversity and global outreach

- Bonnie Neas, NDSU vice president for information technology

- John Q. Paulsen, member of the NDSU Development Foundation board of trustees

- Kris Sheridan, president, Park Company Realtors

- Richie Smith, president of state Board of Higher Education

- Mike Warner, independent businessman/agriculturist


- Bill Goetz, chancellor, nonvoting member

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