The North Dakota University System Staff Senate has reappointed Janice Hoffarth, an administrative assistant in the University of North Dakota Department of Music, to serve as staff advisor to the State Board of Higher Education for a third term.
Hoffarth was the first University System employee to serve in this position, which was created with the passage of North Dakota House Bill 1213 by the 2011 Legislative Assembly. Hoffarth will serve another one-year term ending in June 2015.
An Esmond, N.D., native, Hoffarth was one of six statewide winners of the 2010 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service. She was the 2008–09 UND Staff Senate president. She was also elected the first president of the North Dakota University System Staff Senate, which convened in 2008. Each of the 11 NDUS campuses has at least one NDUS Staff Senate representative; the group represents more than 8,000 full and part-time University System employees.
“I am honored to be elected for an additional term with the State Board of Higher Education,” said Hoffarth. It is so humbling to be representing such dedicated, hardworking people as the staff of the North Dakota University System. We are just completing an extremely productive year in ND Higher education, and with our strong leadership that is in place, I am excited to be part of even greater things to come in 2014-15.”