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Committee chooses four candidates for two seats on the Board of Higher Education

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A nomination committee has chosen four finalists for two positions on the State Board of Higher Education.

Two incumbents’ terms are up: Dr. Casey Ryan and Kathleen Neset. Neset has served two terms, and is ineligible. Ryan is in his first term.

For Ryan’s seat, the finalists are Ryan, Kevin Black of Minot and Jeffry Volk of Fargo. Black is president of Creedence Energy Services, an oil and gas service company. Volk is president and CEO of Moore Holding Company, which is an engineering consultancy.

For Neset’s seat, the finalists are Black, Volk and Mark Nygard, from Hazen. Nygard is a retired construction manager fror Basin Electric Power Cooperative.

The names will be forwarded to. Gov. Burgum, who will make the appointments.

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