NDUS Office Staff

The staff of North Dakota University System supports the State Board of Higher Education’s mission to enhance the quality of life for all those served by the NDUS as well as the economic and social vitality of North Dakota. NDUS and its affiliated organizations are committed to providing quality higher education as they work with the 11 institutions that serve our students. The chart below provides information about the organizational structure of the system staff and the individuals who comprise the team.


NDUS Organizational Chart


Chancellor’s Office

Academic & Student Affairs

Administrative Affairs

Strategy & Engagement

Information Technology

Institutional Research

Internal Audit


Human Resources




Mark R. Hagerott, Ph. D.


Dr. Mark R. Hagerott is Chancellor for the North Dakota University System.


Prior to his move back home to North Dakota, Dr. Hagerott served on the faculty and held numerous academic leadership roles at the United States Naval Academy. He also served as a planning and strategy director in one of the largest U.S. Army educational organizations, NATO Training Mission, which included the Afghanistan army, police, air force, and medical school programs. Hagerott served as distinguished professor and deputy director of the Center for Cyber Security Studies at the Naval Academy and served on the Defense Science Board summer study of unmanned systems 2014-2015. He is a commissioner on The American Council on Education, Midwestern Higher Education Compact, and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. 


Chancellor Hagerott’s research and writing are focused on the evolution of technology, education, and changes in technical career paths, and he is the author of multiple articles and book chapters, with a recent emphasis on unmanned systems. He served as a non-resident cyber Fellow of the New America Foundation, 2015-2017.


Prior to his transition to an academic career path, Hagerott held numerous leadership positions in the U.S. Navy, both aboard ships and in administrative positions in the Department of Defense. A certified naval nuclear engineer in power generation and distribution, he served as chief engineer for a major environmental project defueling of two atomic reactors. Hagerott also ran tactical data networks for the Navy and rose to ship command prior to his career in higher education. He also served in both Bush administrations, as a White House Fellow in the first Bush administration; and in the office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense in the second Bush administration.


Hagerott holds a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.A. in political science and economics from Oxford University where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Ph.D. in history from University of Maryland.


The chancellor hails from a multi-generation North Dakota family of farmers and energy producers. The Hagerott-Brandenburg family homesteaded in Center and Mandan before statehood, where his father continues work on the fourth-generation farm, and his mother’s family came with the first Bakken oil boom.


Phone: 701-328-2963

E-Mail: mark.hagerott@ndus.edu



  • Terry Meyer Deputy Chief of Staff / Executive Assistant to the Chancellor 701-328-2963
  • Kristie Hetzler Executive Assistant to the State Board of Higher Education 701-328-2966


Lisa Johnson

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs/Director of Academic Affairs


Lisa Johnson is the Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and additionally serves as the Director of Academic Affairs for the North Dakota University System. Her work is concentrated on program approval, policy and procedures, articulation, and academic matters that directly affect students and their courses of study. She serves as the University System’s liaison to councils, task forces, internal and external advisory groups, and several collaborative interagency partnerships.


Lisa began her undergraduate studies at Minot State University while serving in the United State Air Force. She completed associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees from the College of Business at Minot State University. In 2014, she was accepted into the Education Doctoral Program at North Dakota State University. At present, she continues her studies in Institutional Analysis with an interest in performance funding at North Dakota State University. 


She served as a university registrar at Minot State University for six years and was instrumental in planning and transitioning to the current student information system. She worked as grant writer with the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities before joining the University System in 2009.


Phone: 701-328-4108
E-mail: lisa.a.johnson@ndus.edu




Tammy Dolan

VC for Administrative Affairs/CFO


Tammy Dolan is the University System’s vice chancellor of administrative affairs/chief financial officer. Dolan oversees administrative affairs as it impacts all stakeholders within the university system.


She previously worked in the Office of Management and Budget Fiscal Management Division as a management and fiscal analyst. While there, she helped develop and implement a new funding model for higher education in North Dakota, which focuses on completed credit hours.


Her 25-year career in state government has centered on the financial and administrative operations of multiple state agencies and the legislative process. In that role her expertise included a portfolio representing 20 state agencies responsible for the state’s education and economic development systems. She worked with OMB for nine years, 14 with Workforce Safety and Insurance, and two years with the Office of the State Auditor.


Dolan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Minot State University, and both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Management – Human Resource Management from the University of Mary.


Phone: 701-328-4116

E-mail: tammy.dolan@ndus.edu




James P. Wisecup

Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Strategic Engagement


James P. Wisecup is the Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Strategic Engagement. Wisecup, who goes by Phil, is a retired Navy vice admiral, former college president and has deep experience in strategic planning and technology innovation.


Wisecup previously served as the director of the Strategic Studies Group and Navy civilian faculty member of the U.S. Naval War College after retiring from active duty. Prior to that, he had served as Naval Inspector General, and before that, President of the Naval War College after holding several Naval commands.


Wisecup holds dual Masters of Arts degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies, and International Relations. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in International Security Affairs. He is the recipient of the Admiral James B. Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership, as well as the Superior Civilian Service Award from the U.S. Navy.


Phone: 701-328-4113
E-mail: james.wisecup@ndus.edu




Darin King

Vice Chancellor for IT/Chief Information Officer


Darin King is the Vice Chancellor for IT/Chief Information Officer at the North Dakota University System (NDUS), a position he has held since July of 2016. Before becoming VC for IT/CIO, Darin was the Deputy CIO and was responsible for the daily operational leadership of the enterprise systems and services delivered to the eleven institutions of the NDUS. He has directed many system wide initiatives since starting with the NDUS in 2013. These initiatives include the consolidation of campus email systems, numerous information security projects and the migration to a single learning management system.


Darin began his career in educational technology as a high school mathematics and computer science teacher in Minot and Grand Forks, North Dakota. In 1995, he was hired as the first Network Services Coordinator for the Grand Forks Public Schools (ND) and led the effort to bring Internet access into the classrooms of the district. Darin became the GFPS district Technology Director in 1997 and led the district through a rapid expansion of educational technology resources and systems. In 2012, he became the Director of the North Dakota Educational Technology Council and provided leadership for all North Dakota K12 educational technology, including EduTech and the ND Center for Distance Education.


Darin is a graduate of Valley City State University (ND) and the University of North Dakota. He is Valley City native and a 20+ year resident of Grand Forks with a wife and two children. His wife Deb is the Program Director of the Radiologic Technology program at Northland College in East Grand Forks, MN. His son Sam coaches football at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, his daughter in law Chelsea is a middle school teacher, and his daughter McKenna is a Registered Dietician.


Phone: 701-777-4237
E-mail: darin.r.king@ndus.edu




Jennifer Weber, PhD

Institutional Research


Dr. Jennifer Weber is the Director of Institutional Research (IR) for the North Dakota University System (NDUS).  While her primary function is to provide system level enrollment reporting to the State Board of Higher Education, Jennifer also oversees NDUS IR shared services, leads system level data dashboards, and works closely with the state longitudinal data system (SLDS).  She also serves as the state coordinator for federal data reporting (IPEDS), overseeing required federal reporting for 19 North Dakota public, private, and tribal postsecondary institutions.  In addition to providing data, research, and reporting services to NDUS, Dr. Weber’s department is also contracted to provide services to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI).


Jennifer began her career as a high school Chemistry and Physics teacher in Lake Station, Indiana.  After moving to North Dakota, Jennifer taught science and computer courses for ten years at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, followed by fourteen years as a staff developer and data coordinator at Bismarck Public Schools.  She has been with the North Dakota University System since 2014.


Dr. Weber holds a B.S. in Secondary Science Education from Indiana State University, a M.Ed. from the University of North Dakota, and a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis on Institutional Analysis from North Dakota State University.


Phone: 701-328-4103
E-mail: jennifer.weber@ndus.edu




Laura Anne Schratt

Chief Audit Executive


Laura Anne Schratt is the Chief Audit Executive for the North Dakota University System. Reporting directly to the SBHE Audit Committee, she and her team plan and perform both individual institutional and system-wide financial and compliance audits, facilitate the Enterprise Risk Management process and complete fraud risk assessments.


She has spent much of her career in the corporate environment, working for major banks and financial institutions, with some non-profit work. She started her career as an auditor. After about 6 years, she transitioned to finance roles, spending the next 20 years in positions such as accounting manager, treasury manager, finance director, financial analyst and consultant.


Laura has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Public Accounting from Hofstra University in New York, a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola University in Chicago and is a Certified Internal Auditor.


Phone: 701-328-4159
E-mail: laura.schratt@ndus.edu



Karol Riedman

Compliance Officer


Karol Riedman is the Compliance Officer for the North Dakota University System. The Compliance Officer supports the North Dakota University System’s eleven institutions in a collective effort to promote a culture of ethical behavior and compliance. She oversees the NDUS Compliance and Ethics Program, which includes establishing appropriate standards and procedures, conducting effective education and training, and developing regular monitoring and auditing processes to track compliance with policies, procedures, laws and regulations, including risk assessment. Karol manages the NDUS Fraud Hotline and is the NDUS liaison to the ND EPSCoR Steering Committee.

Karol began her undergraduate studies at the University of North Dakota, and completed bachelor degrees in Accounting, Business Administration and Music at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.  She earned a Master of Public Administration at the University of Mary. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

After working in public accounting for 25 years, including ten years with her own private firm, Karol moved to the state government sector. She initiated the internal audit function at the ND Department of Health and served as its Chief Audit Executive until joining the ND University System as Compliance Officer in 2016.


Phone: 701-328-4150
E-mail: karol.riedman@ndus.edu

Jane Grinde

Director, Human Resources


Jane Grinde is the Human Resource Director for the University System Office and Core Technology Services (CTS).  In this role she provides human resource support and guidance to CTS and System Office employees.  She works closely with campus HR departments and provides oversight and consultation for NDUS human resource policies, personnel issues, benefits and retirement plans.  Prior to joining Core Technology Services she served as Mayville State University’s Human Resource Officer.


Grinde has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from the University of North Dakota.


Phone: 701-328-4217
E-mail: jane.grinde@ndus.edu