Fargo bank leader named to lead NDSU president search
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