49 apply to be DSU president

Forty-nine people have applied for Dickinson State University’s president position, according to the North Dakota University System, and few have any connection to the university or the state.

There is one internal applicant, one from a different North Dakota university and one Dickinson State University alumnus. About half of the applicants are from the upper Midwest or Rocky Mountain states, and two others have North Dakota connections.

“We have a great pool of interesting and qualifi ed candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds,” DSU presidential search committee chair Kari Reichert said in an email to The Press. “(Washington, D.C.-based) AGB Search consultants are impressed with the strong interest in DSU from across the country. It is an exciting time for the campus and community.”

Notable applicants include:

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