Bismarck State College president retiring in June 2020

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Bismarck State College President Larry Skogen is stepping down from his post and will retire on June 30, 2020.

Skogen was hired in 2007, and he spent two of his 12 years serving as Interim Chancellor for the North Dakota University System.

North Dakota University System chancellor Mark Hagerott issued a statement on Skogen’s service:

“Dr. Larry Skogen is one of the most esteemed servant leaders in the North Dakota University System. He is an innovative president in the university system, having established nationally recognized programs in network security and ushered in a new polytechnic model at Bismarck State College. He will be sorely missed,” says Chancellor Mark Hagerott.

Skogen also reflected on his time at BSC:

“I’m incredibly proud to have been at BSC during a transformative period for our campus and higher ed. The time is right for a new leader to step in and take BSC into a new era as a polytechnic,“ Skogen says. “BSC’s next president is a lucky person. She or he will lead a college, and a group of employees, well-positioned to meet the growing educational and workforce needs of North Dakota.”