Burgum reappoints Neset to Board of Higher Education

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 3:30pm

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum today reappointed Kathleen Neset of Tioga to the North Dakota Board of Higher Education.

Neset was first appointed to the board in June 2012 by Gov. Jack Dalrymple. She applied for a second four-year term and was among three finalists chosen by a nominating committee to be interviewed for the seat.

The state Senate still must confirm her appointment.

Neset is a geologist and president of Neset Consulting, which provides services to the oil and gas industry.

The higher education board oversees the 11 campuses in the North Dakota University System. The board consists of eight voting members appointed by the governor, including a student member, and two non-voting members who represent the system’s faculty and staff.

A second open seat on the board is expected to be filled next week.