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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Darling named interim president at Lake Region State College

  • Dr. Doug Darling, Vice President of Instructional Services since 1998 at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, has been selected interim president, replacing Dr. Mike Bower, who resigned earlier this year in consideration of family needs.

     


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  • Dr. Doug Darling, Vice President of Instructional Services since 1998 at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, has been selected interim president, replacing Dr. Mike Bower, who resigned earlier this year in consideration of family needs.
    Darling’s term begins June 18 and will continue pending State Board of Higher Education action. His annual salary will be $110,000, subject to adjustments as approved by the board, plus fringe benefits that include retirement plan contributions, employee health plan coverage and other benefits provided by law and policy.
    His duties and responsibilities will be established by law and board policy and otherwise defined by the board and chancellor. While serving as president he will continue to fulfill his instructional services duties and responsibilities and will be entitled to continue employment in that position under terms and conditions in effect prior to the interim appointment.
    Darling was recently honored as the North Dakota Career and Technical Education Administrator of the Year.  The award was given by the North Dakota Career & Technical Education Administrators to recognize administrators who demonstrate support and promote career and technical education.
    The new president earned a doctorate degree in Occupation and Adult Education from North Dakota State University, a master’s degree in vocational education from UND and a bachelor’s degree in marketing education, also from UND.
    Darling holds a doctorate from North Dakota State University in occupational and adult education. He was recently given an award as North Dakota's administrator of the year in career and technical education.
    Lake Region is a two-year college. It has about 900 students.

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