BISMARCK —Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed a new student member to North Dakota's State Board of Higher Education.

University of North Dakota student Kaleb Dschaak's one-year term begins July 1. He succeeds student member Ashley Thornton.

Dschaak is a 2015 Dickinson High School graduate who is majoring in marketing and political science at UND, expecting to graduate in 2020.

He has been president of the North Dakota Student Association, UND's student body vice president and president of the Future Business Leaders of America.

North Dakota lawmakers in their 2019 legislative session passed a referred measure for voters in 2020 on the question of increasing the board's membership from eight to 15 people and increasing members' terms from four to six years.