Nine apply for North Dakota Board of Higher Education
Nine people have applied for two open positions on the North Dakota Board of Higher Education, including two Fargo residents. The terms of Sue Andrews, Mapleton, and Duaine Espegard, Grand Forks, expire June 30. Andrews, the board's only woman of...
Nine people have applied for two open positions on the North Dakota Board of Higher Education, including two Fargo residents.
The terms of Sue Andrews, Mapleton, and Duaine Espegard, Grand Forks, expire June 30.
Andrews, the board's only woman of the seven citizen members, is not eligible for another term.
Espegard, a former banker and Grand Forks Republican state senator, applied for a second term.
The other applicants:
- Jim Davis, Rolette, president of Turtle Mountain Community College.
- Kirsten Diederich, Fargo, a biology lecturer for Concordia College.
- Terry Goerger, a Mantador farmer.
- Chad Peterson, Fargo, owner of Northern Plains Design.
- Cindy Schreiber-Beck, Wahpeton, owner of Tri-State Aviation.
- Herbert Schultz, Petersburg, who is listed as semiretired.
- Roger Stuber, a Bowman cattle rancher.
- Steve Swiontek, Devils Lake school superintendent.
The four-year terms begin July 1. The board governs the 11 colleges and universities in the North Dakota University System.
A nominating committee meets April 5 and will forward three names for each vacancy to Gov. John Hoeven, who makes the appointments.
Wayne Sanstead, superintendent of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, is chairman of the nominating committee.
Other members are the president pro tempore of the Senate, president of the House of Representatives, president of the North Dakota Education Association and the chief justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court.
Board members must be confirmed by the 2011 North Dakota Senate.
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