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As long as you don’t hold a degree from NDSU, the Board of Higher Education wants you to serve



Bismarck, North Dakota – If you don’t already hold a college degree from North Dakota State University, you are welcome to apply for one of the two seats on the North Dakota Board of Higher Education.

The 11 colleges and universities of North Dakota are governed by an 8-member board.

Every position on the board has a four-year term, and two positions are now at the end of their terms.

However, in this case, you are not eligible to seek a position on the board if you have a degree from NDSU. This is so that no more than two bachelor’s degree holders from one North Dakota University System institution may serve on the board concurrently, according to the North Dakota Constitution.

Two board members hold bachelor’s degrees from NDSU, and their tenure don’t expire until at least 2025.

The two posts have a 5 p.m. application cutoff on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Applications can be addressed to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction at 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND, 58505 or emailed to Applications submitted after the deadline won’t be accepted.

A one-page application, a CV, and no more than six letters of recommendation are required from applicants. They must not have worked for or received compensation from the North Dakota University System within the previous two years, and they must have resided in North Dakota for the past five years.

Serving on the Board of Higher Education requires a significant time commitment, it should be highlighted. The board meets virtually every month, and members also participate in subcommittees that address budget and financial matters, research and governance, academic and student issues, and audits.

Out of all the applicants, a five-person screening committee will select a group of three finalists for each position and submit its recommendations to Governor Doug Burgum, who will then make the appointments. The North Dakota Senate must examine the governor’s selections.