Faculty and Administration
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education
The State Board of Higher Education is the policy-setting and advocacy body for the North Dakota University System and the governing body for North Dakota's 11 publicly supported colleges and universities. The SBHE also oversees the NDSU Extension Service and Agricultural Research Stations, Northern Crops Institute, State Forest Service and the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute.
The SBHE is made up of seven citizen members appointed to four-year terms by the governor and one student appointed by the governor to serve a one-year term. The Council of College Faculties selects the board's non-voting faculty adviser, and the NDUS Staff Senate selects the board's non-voting staff adviser.
Don Morton, chair
Nick Hacker, vice chair
Ashley Thornton, student member
Andy Wakeford, staff adviser
Birgit Pruess, faculty adviser
For more information, visit ndus.edu/state-board-of-higher-education/board-members.