North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum

Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Timothy Mihalick of Minot and reappointed Nick Hacker of Bismarck to the North Dakota Board of Higher Education.

Mihalick is a business development officer at First Western Bank & Trust of Minot. He will fill the unexpired term of Greg Stemen, who retired from state Board of Higher Education in September. Stemen’s unexpired term ends June 30.

Hacker is the president of North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co. and has served on the state Board of Higher Education since July 1, 2015, currently as vice chair. He was reappointed to a four-year term that begins July 1 in his current seat.

“Nick and Tim both bring strong backgrounds in organizational and business leadership and an intense passion for higher education in North Dakota that will serve our students and citizens extremely well,” Burgum said. “We’re deeply grateful for the many excellent candidates who expressed their strong desire to serve higher education in North Dakota.”

The governor selected Hacker and Mihalick from two pools, each with three candidates selected by a five-person nominating committee. The North Dakota Senate still must approve their appointment to the Board.