NDSCS presidential finalists invited to interview with State Board of Higher Education

NDSCS presidential finalists invited to interview with State Board of Higher Education

Bismarck, N.D. — The North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) Presidential Search Committee has advanced three finalists for consideration as the next president of NDSCS. The State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) will interview these candidates on Thursday, March 31, 2022, on the NDSCS campus before selecting the next president of the institution.

“The Board is being presented with finalists that offer unique leadership skills, which will serve NDSCS, its mission, vision and goals, well into the future,” said Search Committee co-chair and SBHE member Jeffry Volk. He added that the search committee thoroughly vetted the candidate pool and carefully considered all feedback in determining the list of finalists.

“We’re excited to bring these talented leaders to campus for their final public interviews, knowing they each have become acquainted with NDSCS and what makes our institution unique,” Terry Marohl, NDSCS associate professor and transportation department chair, who is co-chairing the Presidential Search Committee with Volk.

The finalists are (bios are attached at the end of this release):

Rod Flanigan, Ph.D.

Jeanine Gangeness, Ph.D.

Carmen Simone, Ph.D.

The Presidential Search Committee was charged by the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) to evaluate candidates for the NDSCS presidency. Twenty-one candidates were initially reviewed after meeting qualifications. Next, a round of in-person interviews took place and following those interviews, the search committee narrowed the pool to four candidates that were invited to campus.

The campus visits consisted of a thorough interview process from every facet of stakeholders that are integral to the campus community. The candidates met with students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and campus and community leaders, providing the search committee with feedback on each candidate. It is anticipated that the new NDSCS president will assume office no later than July 1, 2022.