University of North Dakota student named to higher ed board

May 17, 2021 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A University of North Dakota student has been named to the state Board of Higher Education, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday.

Gracie Lian, a senior studying business administration, will be the board’s student representative for a one-year term. She will join the group on July 1.

Lian has served as president of the North Dakota Student Association and as UND’s student body president. She is also a candidate for a Master’s of Public Administration.

The higher ed board has eight voting members appointed by the governor, including one student member, and two non-voting members who represent the North Dakota University System’s faculty and staff. The board oversees the system’s 11 public colleges and universities.