Two academic officers named at MSU
Two academic positions have been filled at Minot State University, according to Gary Rabe, vice president for academic affairs.
Conrad Davidson will serve as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Minot State University for the 2007-08 academic year. Conrad is a professor of communication arts who joined MSU in 1986 after teaching at the secondary level for 10 years. He was chair of the Division of Humanities from 1997 to 2006. Davidson earned a doctoral degree in English from the University of North Dakota, a masterís degree in theatre from North Dakota State University and a bachelorís degree in theatre from Dickinson State University. Most recently he received the 2007 Board of Regents Faculty Achievement Award in service. Davidson will act as interim while a search is conducted for a new arts and sciences dean. Dean Yueh-Ting Lee is leaving for a similar position in Ohio.
John Girard will become director of enrollment services, effective Aug. 15. He has been providing consulting and management services for the Office of Enrollment Services as a summer contract. Girard will continue as a faculty member of the College of Business. He earned a Ph.D. and an M.B.A. from Touro University International, California, and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Girard joined MSU in 2004 as an associate professor in business administration and business information technology and has served as director of the Job Corps Executive Management Program since May 2005.