Bresciani Named President of North Dakota State University
BISMARCK, N.D. - The State Board of Higher Education today named Dean Bresciani, Ph.D., the 14th president of North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D. Bresciani is adjunct professor and former vice president for student affairs at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
"The State Board of Higher Education is very pleased Dean Bresciani has accepted the presidency of North Dakota State University," said Richie Smith, SBHE president. "We believe Dr. Bresciani's experience, vision and commitment to the future of NDSU will help guide this university to even greater accomplishments.
"North Dakota needs a strong NDSU," Smith said. "With Dean Bresciani's leadership, this university will become an even greater asset to the state and people of North Dakota."
"Search committee chair Steve Swiontek and the search committee members are to be commended for their excellent work," said Bill Goetz, chancellor of the North Dakota University System. "Thanks to their diligence throughout this process, we interviewed three outstanding finalists for this position. The search committee represented well the total NDSU community."
Bresciani was vice president for student affairs at Texas A & M University from 2004 to 2008, where he continues as an adjunct full professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resources Development. Bresciani previously served as interim vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2002 to 2004. He also held student affairs and residential life positions at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Bresciani earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Humboldt State University, Arcata, Calif.; a master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio; and doctorate in higher education finance from the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Bresciani will assume the presidency June 15, 2010. He will earn an annual salary of $300,000 with an initial term of three years.