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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Diederich new leader of ND higher education board

  • She replaces Duaine Espegard, a retired Grand Forks banker and former state lawmaker.
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  • Kirsten Diederich of Fargo is the new president of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education.
    The board elected Diederich on Thursday. Terry Hjelmstad (JELM'-sted) of Minot was named vice president of the board.
    The board voted unanimously to elect Diederich and Hjelmstad.
    Diederich is a retired Concordia College biology professor. She replaces Duaine Espegard (EHS'-peh-gahrd), a retired Grand Forks banker and former state lawmaker.
    The Board of Higher Education has eight voting members. It oversees North Dakota's university system.

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