Campus Briefs

Search continues for new NDUS chancellor

On Friday, the Board of Higher Education will interview the six finalists for the position of interim chancellor of the North Dakota University System, according to an article in the Grand Forks Herald. The Board is aiming to have the new chancellor named by Sept. 25.

The finalists for the chancellor are Larry Skogen, Shane Goettle, Bruce Furness, Kendall Blanchard, Gordon Davies and Michael Wartell.

The new chancellor will serve until November 2014. There will be a public vote that could potentially abolish the board of higher education and the chancellor’s office. In its place, there would be a three member commission appointed by the governor.

The board bought out the contract with the former chancellor, Hamid Shirvani, after controversy.

Newly appointed nursing dean has big plans for nursing program

Associate vice president for academic affairs and newly appointed interim nursing dean Steven Light has high expectations of the nursing school. Light  says he plans to further nursing program, and to help students reach their full potential. .

Light stated in a UND press release that he has plans to help to program reach out to not only the public that it serves, but to also reach out to healthcare providers across the state of North Dakota in order to further the opportunities provided by the nursing program.

Judge Joel Medd retires

Judge Joel Medd, a  Vietnam War veteran and UND graduate of the class of 1975, recently retired from his position as the longest-serving state judge on the bench. His official date of retirement was Sept. 1.

Medd was appointed by Gov. Art Link in 1979, and has been reelected for his position six times.

Medd intends to continue as a surrogate judge, meaning that he intends to work on temporary across the state where he is needed.

As on now, Medd plans to relax and enjoy his retirement for the time being.