Jul 20th, 2009 @ 9:39 am | Author: Doug Anderson
After conducting a nationwide search, Dr. Steve Shirley, president of Valley City State University (VCSU), announced that Dr. Margaret Dahlberg will continue to serve in her role as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs for at least the next six months. Dr. Dahlberg has been serving in this role since the resignation of Dr. Joe Bessie became effective in April. Dr. Shirley plans to reassess the situation after fall semester and determine whether to make the assignment permanent or to re-open a search.

Dr. Shirley said, "Margaret has done a tremendous job during the past months helping navigate through the flood-shortened spring and assisting with the budgeting process, and she has shown leadership in a variety of areas. She has earned the opportunity to remain in this position."

Dr. Dahlberg has been on the faculty of VCSU for 13 years serving as a professor of English and Chair of the Communication Arts Department. She has lived in Valley City for a total of 20 years and taught violin for 10 years for the Community School of the Arts. Her academic efforts at VCSU actually began while the institution was named "Valley City State Teachers College" and she attended the Model School while her father, H.O. Pearce, served as its superintendent. She has one son who graduated from VCSU and one son that is currently attending VCSU.

She holds a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of North Dakota.