Monday, June 3, 2019 - 04:30 pm

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed University of North Dakota student Kaleb Dschaak to a one-year term as the student representative on the state Board of Higher Education.

Dschaak graduated from Dickinson High School in 2015 and anticipates graduating from UND in spring 2020 with majors in marketing and political science. He has served as president of the North Dakota Student Association, vice president of the UND student body and president of the Future Business Leaders of America. Dschaak also has been a policy intern for University Information Technology at UND and worked on the first nationwide student bill of rights regarding data privacy and security.

“Kaleb’s extensive experience in student government and information technology, along with his business and budgeting background, make him well-suited to represent students during this period of rapid change in higher education driven by technological, demographic and economic forces,” Burgum said.

Dschaak’s term on the board begins July 1. Burgum expressed his gratitude to current student member Ashley Thornton for her service on the board.

The Board of Higher Education has eight voting members appointed by the governor, including one student member, and two non-voting members who represent the North Dakota University System’s faculty and staff. The board oversees the system’s 11 public colleges and universities.