Date Event
March 22, 2018 First meeting of search committee
(introductions; receipt of charge; development of operating procedures, communication plan and timeline)
March 22–April 23, 2018 Development of recruitment materials
April 23, 2018 Search launched
April 23–July 12, 2018 Recruitment of candidates
July 12, 2018 Application deadline for best consideration
July 26, 2018 Second meeting of search committee
(identification of top candidates for off-site interviews via distance-learning technology)
Aug. 16–17, 2018 Third meeting of search committee
(interviews with top candidates via distance-learning technology)
Sept. 10–12, 2018 On-campus interviews with semifinalist candidates by campus and community constituencies
Sept. 13, 2018 Fourth meeting of search committee
(recommendation of finalists to State Board of Higher Education)
Sept. 27, 2018 State Board of Higher Education interviews of finalists followed by appointment of next VCSU president
Jan. 1, 2019 (or sooner if available) New VCSU president assumes office


Terry Meyer
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
North Dakota University System
Phone: 701-328-2963

NOTE: Names of finalists for the position are a matter of public record per the open meetings-open records statutes and policies of the State of North Dakota. Because of the public nature of the campus visit portion of the interview process, the names of semifinalists selected for on-campus interviews also become public.

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

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

Janice S. Fitzgerald
Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search
Phone: 717-580-0663