The proposed project, funded by $25 million in bonds, would demolish and replace six buildings on UND’s campus with one new advanced materials processing facility that could better accommodate the renewable energy research conducted by the EERC.
Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday, June 17, that he appointed Creedence Energy Services co-founder Kevin Black to the board. Black runs a business that creates specialized chemical solutions for the oil industry, according to a news release.
The eight-member Board of Higher Education oversees the North Dakota University System, which encompasses 11 public universities and colleges including North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota.
Louters' first four-year term on the board was scheduled to conclude at the end of June and she was eligible for reappointment for a second term. In a statement on Friday, Louters said she has accepted a part-time position with the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
The creation of the programs, and the termination of one, show action on the part of individual campuses to create needed programs in the state, said North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott.