BISMARCK, N.D. - Eddie Dunn, vice chancellor of the North Dakota University System, today was named chancellor by the State Board of Higher Education, effective Aug. 4, 2006.
"Eddie Dunn is a man of impeccable integrity who has served higher education and the state of North Dakota very, very well for many years," said John Q. Paulsen, SBHE president and search committee chair. "Eddie has an outstanding reputation among board members and campus CEOs and throughout the University System. I believe he will provide the same outstanding service and leadership as chancellor that he has provided as a vice chancellor."
Dunn has served as the North Dakota University System's executive director for the College Technical Education Council since 1993 and as vice chancellor for strategic planning since 1999. He has been highly involved in development of the Roundtable on Higher Education and the University System's response to the Economic Development Centers of Excellence initiative. He has held teaching, research, extension and administrative positions at the university level. Dunn served for nine years as vice president of the Greater North Dakota Association and is a former international president of Toastmasters International.
Dunn will continue with his responsibilities as vice chancellor for strategic planning throughout his term as chancellor. He will be paid an annual salary of $205,000, prorated over the term of the contract with an expected end date of June 30, 2007. He will receive $22,500 for a housing and hosting allowance and $15,000 for a vehicle allowance.
The term of Robert Potts, current NDUS chancellor, ends Aug. 3, 2006.