Kellie Hall, vice president and interim president of Turtle Mountain Community College, has been appointed to the UND Presidential Search Committee by co-chairs Casey Ryan and Dennis Elbert, UND announced in a press release on Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Hall, a UND alumna, is set to replace Cankdeska Cikana Community College President Cynthia Lindquist, who resigned earlier this month to be part of the North Dakota Ethics Commission.
“Dr. Denny Elbert and I appreciate Dr. Kellie Hall stepping in and serving on the UND President search committee,” said Ryan, who is also a member of the State Board of Higher Education.
Hall is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. She received her bachelor's degree from Minot State University in education with a major in psychology and a minor in history. She received her master's degree in educational leadership from UND and received a doctorate from the University of Mary in Bismarck.
Hall is also a credentialed career and technical education director through the North Dakota State Department of Career and Technical Education and a credentialed principal from the Education Standards and Practices Board of the State of North Dakota.
She has worked as a teacher at the high school level for 18 years, acting high school principal, Career and Technical Education Director for four years and Education Specialist in School Improvement for the Bureau of Indian Education for three years.
She has served as vice president of the Turtle Mountain Community College since 2012, and interim president since January 2019. She is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Chief Academic Officer group and serves as the TMCC Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Higher Learning Commission.
The UND Presidential Search Committee is currently accepting nominations and applications for the position of president and will hold its third meeting on Oct. 2, when members are expected to identify candidates for interactive video interviews.
Joshua Wynne, vice president for health affairs and dean of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, is serving as interim president of UND.
UND’s next president is expected to begin duties on or before July 1.