UND names three finalists in presidential search

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UPDATE: Mark Hagerott, chancellor for the ND University System, says even though the three finalists for the University of North Dakota job aren’t from the state, they’re all aligned with the university’s values.

The committee whittled down 61 applicants to three finalists. When the board chooses the next president, there will be some changes to the contract.

“There is some provision in there that if someone would try to leave early in their initial term, there would be some financial costs to that, basically to mitigate the costs we incurred,” said Hagerott.

Hagerott says the board discussed, but ultimately rejected extending the contract length to five years.

ORIGINAL STORY: Three names remain in the University of North Dakota search to replace former president Mark Kennedy.

The Presidential Search Committee named the finalists as:

Dr. Andrew P. Armacost, Dean of the Faculty / Chief Academic Officer, United States Air Force Academy

Dr. Laurie A. Stenberg Nichols, Interim President, Black Hills State University; Former President, University of Wyoming

Dr. David V. Rosowsky, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Former Provost and Senior Vice President, University of Vermont

The three will be interviewed during the State Board of Higher Education meeting on December 3.

We’ll have more on this story as it becomes available.