VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) -- The state Board of Higher Education on Thursday approved a plan to hire a new university system chancellor within the next four months.
The timeline calls for a search committee to interview semifinalists in early February and finalists in early March.
Board members say the proposal is aggressive but they want to have the new leader in place to work on a budget plan for the next legislative session.
The board approved a job description Thursday that does not require applicants to have a doctorate degree. Board members say consultants recommended keeping the initial requirements as broad as possible.
Chancellor William Goetz (getz) is retiring in August.