MSU President's Column for Traill County Tribune

September 30, 2017 

Mayville State delighted to host NDUS Chancellor Dr. Mark Hagerott


It will be our pleasure to host North Dakota University System Chancellor Dr. Mark Hagerott at Mayville State and in the Mayville-Portland community on Thursday, Oct. 5. Chancellor Hagerott will be spending a few days on this side of the state and has designated some of his time at Mayville State. While he is here, he’ll have a chance to visit with faculty, staff, and students, as well as community members.

I invite all members of the community to greet Chancellor Hagerott during a coffee social at Paula’s Cafe from 10 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 5. I’d love to have you join me in giving the chancellor a warm welcome to Mayville-Portland.

Additional activities planned throughout the day include a campus tour, a tour of the community, lunch, and visits with my cabinet, as well as faculty, staff, and students. The chancellor will also have a chance to visit with our student researchers and with our students who have recently studied in Japan, Norway, and Belize.  

Dr. Mark Hagerott became chancellor of the North Dakota University System (NDUS) on July 1, 2015. The NDUS is a unified system of higher education governed by the State Board of Higher Education. Organized in 1990, the system includes two research universities, four regional universities, including Mayville State, and five community colleges. Led by the chancellor, the NDUS staff supports the State Board of Higher Education's mission to enhance the quality of life for all those served by the NDUS as well as the economic and social vitality of North Dakota.

Hagerott previously held several academic leadership positions at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. His last position was that of senior civilian and deputy director of the new Center for Cyber Security Studies. With a full career in the U.S. Navy, he has held several leadership roles, including dean of humanities and social sciences, special assistant to the provost, chair of the admissions board, and leadership of senior faculty senate committees pertaining to assessment and accreditation.

Hagerott is originally from North Dakota and he has family connections to the state. He is tied to a fourth-generation family farm that his great-grandfather settled.

Dr. Hagerott spent the first part of his career in engineering and technology, and then 10 years ago he switched to higher education. He has been studying and writing about the evolution of technology during that time. His qualifications include several years of experience both in the military and civilian world and revolve around integration and collaboration.

Hagerott is personally committed to the students and other stakeholders of North Dakota. He is also dedicated to helping each of the member colleges and universities of the NDUS achieve greater success.

We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to have Chancellor Hagerott with us for the day on Oct. 5. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us at Paula’s Cafe some time between 10 and 11 a.m. that day.