Campus Councils

Students, faculty and staff contribute to the University System through their involvement in campus-based organizations and in the systemwide organizations listed here.

Council of College Faculties

The Council of College Faculties provides a structure through which University System faculty may identify and share interests in teaching, research and service. CCF communicates with the State Board of Higher Education regarding issues of consensus as well as matters of concern.


For moreĀ  information, contact Dr. Kenneth Hellevang, Council of College Faculties President, 701-231-7243,


Council of College Faculties Constitution

CCF Officer History

CCF Membership 2020-21

CCF Historical Roster

ND State Staff Senate

The NDUS Staff Senate serves to represent staff employees from the eleven academic institutions and employees throughout the university system. The Senate identifies staff interests and issues; acts as a forum for the discussion of staff-related matters; and facilitates communication on behalf of the campus staff members with the NDUS Chancellor and the State Board of Higher Education.


Each institution is allowed one vote, but is represented by three staff employees.

NDSSS Constitution


NDSSS Bylaws (March 2018)



NDSSS Officers
Michael Linnell President Minot State University
April Helgaas Vice President North Dakota State University
Laura Fetting Secretary/Treasurer Dickinson State University
Misti Wuori
Past President Mayville State University
Crystal Tangsrud Communications NDUS Core Technology Services
Retha Mattern SBHE Representative Bismarck State College
Alissa Perkins HRC Representative Mayville State University


NDUS Institutions Staff Senate Contact Information
Mindy Sturn Bismarck State College
Lisa Anderson Dakota College at Bottineau
Josh Nichols Dickinson State University
Carla Freschette Lake Region State College
Alissa Perkins Mayville State University
Michael Linnell Minot State University
Hanna Franks North Dakota State College of Science
Michelle Griffin North Dakota State College of Science
Danielle Pinnick North Dakota State University
Wendy Baumann North Dakota State University
April Helgaas North Dakota State University
Whitney Maine University of North Dakota
Kari Bodine Valley City State University
Megan Kasner Williston State College
Benjamin Ford NDUS System Office/Core Technology Systems

North Dakota Student Association

  • Advocates for all students within the North Dakota University System
  • Works with student governments on University System campuses to meet student needs
  • Advocates for student issues that come before the North Dakota Legislature
  • Provides student perspectives to North Dakota University System councils


The North Dakota Student Association is made up of students from all 11 state-funded colleges and universities. Monthly association meetings rotate among the campuses.


For more information about NDSA, visit the North Dakota Student Association website.