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SBHE Vice President Diederich appointed to Association for Community College Trustees Board

Posted on 12/7/2012

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SBHE Vice President Diederich appointed to Association for Community College Trustees Board

Kirsten Diederich, Ph.D., vice president of the State Board of Higher Education, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). She was also recently appointed ND ACCT Coordinator for the Western Region.

"I am honored to have been recommended by the leadership of ACCT to join their Board of Directors for 2013," said Dr. Diederich. "I look forward to working on their Public Policy Committee in Washington, D.C. as well. There are many important issues on the horizon that could impact our colleges, and I am excited about representing North Dakota in these conversations."

ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern more than 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. Located in Washington, D.C., ACCT is a major voice of community college trustees to the presidential administration, U.S. Congress, the Departments of Education and Labor. ACCT educates community and technical college trustees through annual conferences focused on leadership development and advocacy, as well as through publications and online and face-to-face institutes and seminars.

Dr. Diederich lives in Fargo and recently retired from a 16-year career as an assistant professor of biology at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., where she taught cell biology, anatomy and physiology, and evolutionary psychology. She graduated from Fargo North High School and attended the University of North Dakota for three years before earning a bachelor's degree in psychology from North Dakota State University. She went on to earn a master's in entomology and a doctorate in zoology from NDSU. Dr. Diederich has served on the SBHE since 2010, is a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Academic Committee.


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