Andrew “Uncle Andy” Armacost will be president at UND, though exactly when we do not know. By June 1, according to terms laid out by the Board of Higher Education earlier this month.
An internal search has begun at Bismarck State college, third in size among the state’s 11 public colleges and universities. President Larry Skogen will stay on until June 30.
Thomas Mitzel is moving on from Dickinson State University after a four-year run in which he managed to stem enrollment decline and build morale. He’s done Dec. 31. No interim has been named and no search started.
This leaves two opportunities for the board to make good on its promise of diversifying the ranks of top executives at public colleges, now all male.