BSC President Larry C. Skogen named acting NDUS chancellor
Posted on 6/20/2013
Dr. Larry Skogen
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BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education today named Larry C. Skogen, Ph.D., president of Bismarck State College, acting chancellor of the North Dakota University System, effective Monday, June 24. His appointment will be in effect for at least 60 days, or until the interim chancellor position is filled. The Board also voted to place Chancellor Hamid Shirvani on administrative leave, effective immediately.
"Dr. Skogen has been doing an excellent job at BSC and is an outstanding public servant," said Duaine Espegard, president of the Board. "He indicated that he was willing to help while we were looking for the interim chancellor, and it seemed like a perfect solution. The operational needs are great and the work of the university system must continue in order to provide good service to our institutions and our students."
"I appreciate the confidence that the Board has shown in me, and the recognition that we have a fabulous team at BSC that will effectively carry on as I step into this role," says Skogen. "We are members of a wonderful system with a strong set of presidents. This is a time for healing, and I believe we can pull the team together to get things moving in the right direction."
Dr. Skogen, a native of Hettinger, N. Dak., has been president of BSC since 2006. Previously he was academic dean and deputy superintendent for academic affairs at New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, N.M. Dr. Skogen has taught history in collegiate and military settings and served in other capacities in the U.S. Air Force, as director of operations and inspector general of the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming from 1998 to 2001. In 2004, he was an educational consultant to the United Arab Emirates. He holds a B.S. in secondary education from Dickinson (N.D.) State University, an M.A. in history from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo., and a Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.