Higher Education, State Board of

Type of Board: Policy Making Pay/Benefits:
Voting Members: 10 Other Members: 0
Non-Voting Members: 0 Created by: NDCC § 15-10 ND Constitution - Article VIII, Section 6.
Length of Terms: 4 years, 2 term limit (student member - 1 year)
Frequency of Meetings: 10 meetings a year, usually 1 day
Address: 600 East Boulevard Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: 701-328-2963
Website: www.ndus.edu/board/sbhe-members
Email: terry.meyer@ndus.edu
Contact: Terry Meyer
The Board is the policy making board for all the institutions of the North Dakota University System. The Board "shall have control and administration of" the state colleges and universities. Selections are confirmed by the Senate from a list of three names chosen by the president of the North Dakota Education Association, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, the superintendent of Public Instruction, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. A maximum of two graduates from each institution oversought by the Board shall be allowed. Current employees of Board oversought institutions (and those who have been employed within the last two years) shall not be allowed Board membership. When the legislative assembly shall be in session at any time within six months prior to the date of the expiration of the term of any member of the state board of higher education, the governor shall nominate his successor within the first 30 days of such session from a list selected as provided in § 15-10-02 NDCC. The governor appoints one student member from a list of names from the North Dakota Student Association. The student will serve a one-year term. ND Constitution - Article VIII, Section 6.

Member Name Position Work County Appt. Date Term Ends
Bye, Danita Member (612) 267-3320 Mountrail 5/8/2020 6/30/2022
Hacker, Nicholas Member (701) 751-4984 Burleigh 1/12/2015 6/30/2023
Legerski, Elizabeth Faculty Adviser - Council of College Faculties Appointee (701) 777-4414 Grand Forks 7/8/2020 6/30/2021
Louters, Jill Member (701) 947-5036 7/1/2018 6/30/2022
Mattern, Retha Staff Adviser - NDUS Staff Senate Appointee (701) 224-2445 Burleigh 7/1/2019 6/30/2021
Mihalick, Timothy Member (701) 857-7186 Ward 1/11/2019 6/30/2023
Neset, Kathleen Member (701) 664-3563 Williams 6/20/2012 6/30/2021
Ryan, Casey Member (701) 780-6241 Grand Forks 7/1/2017 6/30/2021
Solberg, Erica Student Member Burleigh 7/1/2020 6/30/2021
Wetch, Joseph Member (701) 232-8957 Cass 7/1/2020 6/30/2024