Feb 27th, 2014 @ 1:27 pm | Author: Greg Vanney
Steven W. Shirley, Ph.D., president of Valley City State University, has been selected to become the next president of Minot State University by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education (SBHE).

Shirley will succeed David Fuller, who is retiring as Minot State president. According to the motion the SBHE approved in selecting Shirley, his start date at Minot State is negotiable but will be no later than July 1, 2014.

Shirley began serving as president of Valley City State University July 1, 2008. Prior to joining VCSU, he had served as vice president for student affairs at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D., and as business professor and director of learning abroad at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

A native of Fargo, N.D., Shirley earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration and doctorate in higher education, all from the University of North Dakota.

The State Board of Higher Education will direct the search for Shirley’s successor at VCSU.