The State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) governs the policies of the North Dakota University System. Those that sit on the board consist of seven citizen members appointed to four-year terms by the governor and one student appointed by the governor to serve a one-year term. The Council of College Faculties selects the board’s non-voting faculty advisor, and the NDUS Staff Senate selects the board’s non-voting staff advisor. Click on the link below for more information about the State Board of Higher Education.
Annually, NDSA submits three of the most accomplished members for the governors review to appoint a student to the SBHE. North Dakota’s Student Member advocates for student interests directly to the board and is able to vote on those issues.
The 2022-2023 SBHE Student Member is Sadie Hanson.
Sadie is originally from Grand Forks North Dakota and is currently a senior at the University of North Dakota (UND) studying to earn a Major in Public Affairs & Marketing with a Minor in Political Science. She is also enrolled in an accelerated program to earn my Master of Public Administration just one year after her undergraduate degrees. After completing her degree, Sadie hopes to continue on to law school and eventually work in the field of contract law. Sadie has been a member of the North Dakota Student Association since February of 2020 and is actively involved in Student Government at UND. While serving as the Student Member of the State Board of Higher Education, Sadie hopes to visit each NDUS institution and testify on behalf of NDUS students at the legislature.