Date Event
May 6, 2014 First meeting of search committee
(introductions; receipt of charge; development of operating procedures, communication plan and timeline)
May 6–June 10, 2014 Development of recruitment materials
June 10, 2014 Search launched
June 10–Aug. 25, 2014 Recruitment of candidates
Aug. 25, 2014 Application deadline for best consideration
Sept. 11, 2014 Second meeting of search committee
(identification of top candidates for off-site interviews via distance-learning technology)
Sept. 30, 2014 Third meeting of search committee
(interviews with top candidates via distance-learning technology)
Oct. 13–15, 2014 On-campus interviews with semifinalist candidates followed by recommendation of finalists to State Board of Higher Education
Oct. 30, 2014 State Board of Higher Education interviews of finalists followed by appointment of next VCSU president
Jan. 1, 2015 (approximation) New VCSU president assumes office


Linda Donlin
Director of Communications and Media Relations
North Dakota University System
Phone: 701-328-2962

The North Dakota University System and the Valley City State University Presidential Search Committee are being assisted by

James H. McCormick
Senior Consultant
AGB Search
Phone: 651-238-5188

Names of all applicants or nominees for the position are a matter of public record as the search process complies with the open meetings-open records statutes and policies of the State of North Dakota.