The State Board of Higher Education for the North Dakota University System and the Bismarck State College (BSC) community invite applications for the position of President. The State Board and Chancellor have charged the search committee to identify an energetic and engaging leader. This successful candidate will lead the institution as BSC expands its mission toward a polytechnic model while embracing and deepening the college’s proud and successful community college offerings which include technical degrees and transfer options.
The president of Bismarck State College serves as the chief executive officer for the state’s third largest higher education institution, one of 11 within the North Dakota University System. The president reports to the chancellor and the Board of Higher Education.
The president directly oversees the vice presidents of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Finance & Operations, and College Advancement (who also serves as executive director of the BSC Foundation). The athletics director, the Chief Human Resources and Chief College Relations officers, and the executive assistant for the President’s Office also report directly to the President.
The successful candidate will succeed retiring President Larry C. Skogen. Dr. Skogen became president of Bismarck State College on March 1, 2007. He is the college’s sixth leader over the course of its 80-year history.
The next president will begin on, or before, July 1, 2020.