Applications for the position of NDSU president sought by search committee

Applications for the position of NDSU president sought by search committee

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota University System has opened the search for the 15th president of North Dakota State University (NDSU) and is now inviting applications and nominations for the position.

The State Board of Higher Education and the NDSU Search Committee seek an inspiring, goals-oriented leader to set the university’s direction for the future. They wish to attract a unifier to the position and one who is politically astute and entrepreneurial. This individual must be a visible, congenial leader.

Co-chairing the NDSU Presidential Search Committee are Jill Louters, Ed.D., State Board of Higher Education vice chair, and Greg Lardy, Ph.D., NDSU’s vice president for agricultural affairs.

After listening sessions involving the NDSU community, staff, students and faculty, Lardy said, “It is clear that the new president is expected to be a committed advocate, positively representing all aspects of the NDSU campus community. The new president will continue to strengthen partnerships and collaborate effectively for the well-being of the university, the University System, the State Board of Higher Education, the greater Fargo community, and the state of North Dakota.”

Dr. Louters added, “Another key aspect for the new president will be to manage diverse relationships, build consensus, and practice unquestionable integrity to maintain NDSU’s traditions and environment.”

More information about the search process, the advertisement, and other information can be found at this link:

For best consideration, applications and nominations should be received by November 22, 2021.