MSU President Fuller to retire in 2014
Minot State University President David Fuller announced his intentions to retire from service, effective June 30, 2014. Fuller also serves as Dakota College at Bottineau president.
"I wish to give our campus, community and the State Board of Higher Education a clear sense of the plans and the date, so that timely preparations can be made to proceed with a search and an orderly transition for my successor," Fuller said.
Until his retirement, Fuller will continue to serve as president for MSU and DCB and focus on preparations for MSU's 2013-2014 Centennial celebration, groundwork for an upcoming comprehensive capital campaign and post-flood recovery.
"Our university still has considerable work to address the effects of the devastating Souris River flood, the resulting housing shortages and the corresponding enrollment challenges. I am confident that we are making good progress on each of those, but there is still a lot of work remaining," he said.
Following his arrival in 2004, Fuller developed a seven-year proposal focused on MSU's 2013 Centennial. The subsequent plan, known as "Vision 2013," outlined strategies and tactics to raise awareness of MSU beyond northwestern North Dakota and achieve national distinction in the upper Great Plains region. As a result, MSU underwent several initiatives to strengthen campus infrastructure, enhance academic programs and heighten its commitment to student success through on and off-campus learning experiences.
Fuller is MSU's eighth president.