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State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said Wednesday that a deadline for applying for an opening on North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education has been extended to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 6.

“These additional days will give potential board members another two weekends to think about their applications and prepare their materials,” Baesler said Wednesday. “I would encourage North Dakotans who have an interest in education to consider applying for this prestigious board.”

The original deadline passed at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. The Board of Higher Education, which has eight voting members, is a policymaking and advocacy board for North Dakota’s 11 public colleges and universities.

The four-year term of incumbent John Warford of Bismarck, who is the board’s vice chairman, ends June 30. Warford has not applied for appointment to a second term. 

North Dakotans who have a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University are ineligible to apply for the pending vacancy, because there are already two NDSU alumni on the board. The state Constitution says no more than two bachelor’s degree holders from a single North Dakota University System school may serve on the board at once. 

The governor appoints members of the Board of Higher Education. Baesler is chairwoman of a five-member committee that screens applicants and forwards a list of suggested appointees to the governor. The committee’s makeup is specified in the North Dakota Constitution.

Applications may be emailed to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction at dpipa@nd.gov or sent by regular mail to the NDDPI at 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND, 58505. 

Candidates must fill out a one-page application and supply a resume and no more than six letters of reference. They must have lived in North Dakota for the previous five years. They may not have been employed or paid by the North Dakota University System within the last two years.

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