Committee Chair

  • Kirsten Diederich, chair, North Dakota State Board of Higher Education


  • Richard Clark, VCSU building services, Rhoades Science Center
  • Doug Dawes, VCSU vice president for business affairs
  • Jennifer Feist, Valley City–Barnes County Development Corp. director of development
  • Ken Grosz, Dakota College at Bottineau campus dean
  • Dick Gulmon, Dacotah Bank president and VCSU Foundation board member
  • Darla Jacobson, VCSU graduate student
  • Heather Kvilvang, VCSU assistant professor, school of education and graduate studies
  • Nick Lee, VCSU undergraduate student
  • Phil Mueller, retired farmer and former North Dakota legislator, VCSU alumnus and VCSU Foundation board member
  • Larry Robinson, VCSU executive director of university advancement, North Dakota state senator
  • Charlene Stenson, VCSU director of enrollment services
  • Jamie Wirth, VCSU assistant professor, department of mathematics

Search Consultants

Association of Governing Boards

  • Jim McCormick, senior consultant
  • Janice Fitzgerald, consultant of counsel

Administrative Support

  • Terry Meyer, North Dakota University System administrative support manager


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