Askvig promoted to director of NDCPD
A new head of the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University is in the middle of his first full week on the job. Brent Askvig, Ph.D., was appointed to replace Bryce Fifield, Ph.D., as executive director of NDCPD, according to Gary Rabe, vice president for academic affairs.
"Askvig clearly knows the field and has a vision for how NDCPD can grow and accomplish new and exciting initiatives," said Rabe.
Askvig assumed the responsibilities of executive director on July 1.
Before his current position Askvig was the associate director of NDCPD and a professor of special education. While continuing as a special education faculty member, he served as assistant dean in the Graduate School.
"I am excited about my new role in NDCPD and the people in the center," said Askvig. "I am also excited about NDCPDís role in supporting persons with disabilities throughout the state, and in working with MSU on its Vision 2013."
Askvig has been involved in numerous local, state and national activities in the disability community.
"He is a respected member of the MSU community, and I look forward to working with him as a member of my academic affairs team," said Rabe.
Askvig earned his bachelorís degree in elementary education and mental retardation and masterís degree in special education from Minot State University. He completed his doctoral degree with specializations in special education and educational research from the University of Idaho, Moscow.