BISMARCK, N.D. - The University of North Dakota Logo/Nickname Committee will hold its first meeting via conference call Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at 3:30 p.m.
Committee members were named by Bill Goetz, chancellor of the North Dakota University System. Their work will conclude with a report to the chancellor for the purpose of informing his recommendation to the State Board of Higher Education on resolution of the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo issue. The SBHE will vote to retain or discontinue use of the nickname and logo, according to the settlement terms of a lawsuit between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and UND.
Grant Shaft, SBHE member, will chair the committee. A list of committee members follows:
Ryan Bernstein: Legal counsel, Office of Gov. Hoeven
Bob Boyd: UND vice president, student and outreach services
Steve Burian: UND alumnus
John Chaske: Enrolled member, Spirit Lake Tribe
Pam Gulleson: State director, Office of Sen. Dorgan
Jody Hodgeson: General manager, Ralph Engelstad Arena
Tom Iron: Enrolled member, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe