At the September State Board of Higher Education meeting, the board agreed to host open discussions allowing stakeholders to weigh in on the possibility of making Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) a stand-alone institution. Currently, the president of Minot State University (MSU) presides over both institutions. Input meetings including community members, campus faculty/staff and students were held at both MSU and DCB in December.
“During the meetings in Bottineau, the community members, faculty, staff and students showed a strong desire to remain connected with MSU,” said DCB Executive Dean Ken Grosz.
With that in mind, Interim Chancellor Larry C. Skogen, President David Fuller (MSU) and Dean Grosz recommended to the Board that the two campuses continue to be affiliated. The Board accepted their recommendation at its Jan. 30 meeting.
To ensure this relationship is well-defined, President Fuller, Dean Grosz and Interim Chancellor Skogen are working to update the current agreement between the two campuses so it is reflective of the good work that has been going on between the two entities.