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University of North Dakota names new president; former SDSU official was a finalist

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A brigadier general and retired dean at the Air Force Academy will be the next president at the University of North Dakota. The state Board of Higher Education on Tuesday name Andrew Armacost to take over for Mark Kennedy, a former Minnesota congressman who earlier this year was named president at the University of Colorado. Armacost served more than 30 years on active duty and spent 20 years both a professor and executive at the Air Force Academy.

One of the other finalists for president was former SDSU Provost Laurie Stenburg Nichols. She’s also the former President of the University of Wyoming.

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