Representing State Board of Higher Education:

  • Sue Andrews, Chair, State Board of Higher Education

Representing Community:

  • Karla Aaland, Executive Director, Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation
  • Jennifer Feist, Executive Director, VC/BC Development Corp.
  • Dean Koppleman, Superintendent of Valley City Public Schools
  • Mary Lee Nielson, Mayor, Valley City

Representing Students:

  • Amanda Bryson, VCSU Student Senator/Fisheries and Wildlife Club President

Representing Foundation:

  • Teresa Christianson, Service Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Representing Faculty:

  • Margaret Dahlberg, VCSU Professor and Chair of Communication Arts Department
  • Donald Hoff, VCSU Professor of Science, Faculty Senate
  • Don Mugan, VCSU Professor, Technology Education
  • Joe Stickler, VCSU Professor of Science/Division Chair

Representing Staff:

  • Erin Klingenberg, VCSU Director of Counseling Services & Human Resources
  • Larry Robinson, VCSU Foundation Director, alumnus and State Senator

Ex officio, non-voting:

  • William Goetz, Chancellor


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