GRAND FORKS — The State Board of Higher Education announced Tuesday, Dec. 3, that Andrew Armacost will be the 13th president of the University of North Dakota.
Armacost will begin his position as soon as possible after contract negotiations are complete, according to a news release from the North Dakota University System.
The Board interviewed three finalists at their meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3, on the UND campus. A total of 61 applications were received for the position. Last month, six candidates each spent two days visiting campus and in public forums, meeting with students, faculty and staff, and interviewing with the Presidential Search Committee. The committee narrowed the field to three finalists on Nov. 22.
Armacost will replace Mark Kennedy, who was named president of the University of Colorado System last spring. Joshua Wynne is currently serving as interim president.
Armacost recently completed his service as the Dean of the Faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
With more than 30 years on active duty and 20 years at the Academy, Armacost served in the rank of Brigadier General as the Chief Academic Officer.