Applications for the position of NDSCS president sought by search committee

Applications for the position of NDSCS president sought by search committee

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

The State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) and the NDSCS Search Committee seek a leader with experience and insight to advocate for NDSCS as it pursues its core mission of academic excellence and meeting regional workforce needs. The president will need to work with the campus, local, and statewide communities to map and assess strategic and action plans to ensure NDSCS reaches its full potential to serve the needs of the community as well as the NDSCS students.

The new NDSCS president will succeed Dr. John Richman, who will retire from the university on Dec. 17, 2021. The person selected for the presidency will assume office by July 2022.

Co-chairing the NDSCS Presidential Search Committee are Jeffry Volk, SBHE member, and Terry Marohl, NDSCS associate professor and transportation department chair.

After the listening sessions involving the NDSCS community, staff, students and faculty, Marohl said, “It is clear that the new president is expected to commit to an environment of inclusion and transparency, which will continue to involve faculty, students, staff, and partners in decision-making processes as they help to set and meet the highest standards. The president must be an enthusiastic spokesperson for NDSCS with internal and external constituencies, continually advancing its mission highlighting its innovative academic and workforce development programs.”

Volk added, “The president must possess vision and be an ethical, compassionate, creative, communicative, and energetic leader who can join forces with all constituencies, internal and external, to lead NDSCS into the future.”

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 January 3, 2022.