March 9, 2018

Mayville State University hosted five presidential candidates on campus this week to recommend three candidates for final interviews with the State Board of Higher Education. The final interviews will take place on Wednesday, March 28, on the Mayville State University campus. The SBHE is the hiring authority for university presidents, and is scheduled to make a decision that day.

“It has been an exciting process and now that we have identified those that are going to the Board for the final decision, I know that the committee’s efforts have been thorough and that our candidates each offer something that would build upon the strong foundations here at Mayville State University,” Mayville State Presidential Search Committee Co-Chair Andrew Pflipsen said. “We are looking forward to the next steps in the process and to see who will be chosen as our next president.”

The finalists who will be interviewed by the SBHE include:

  • Dr. Bernell Hirning, interim associate vice president and associate regional dean; National University, Fresno, California.
  • Dr. Keith Stenehjem, vice president for academic affairs at Mayville State University; Mayville, North Dakota
  • Dr. Brian Van Horn, associate provost; Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky

The search committee will recommend a group of finalists to the State Board of Higher Education, which will conduct final interviews on the Mayville State campus March 28, with the selection of the next Mayville State University president announced thereafter.