The search committee that is charged with helping to fill the position of president of Lake Region State College (LRSC) met yesterday in Devils Lake. The committee reviewed 20 applications and chose to interview six candidates. “The search process is going smoothly and is on schedule,” said Dr. Terry Hjelmstad, a member of the State Board of Higher Education and chair of the committee. “We are impressed with the candidate pool and believe we will find the right person for the job.” The committee plans to interview the six semifinalists on Feb. 19 and 20. The candidates will also have opportunities to meet with LRSC and Devils Lake community groups. After the semifinalist interviews, the committee will recommend three finalists to North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid A. Shirvani, who will interview the finalists in early March and present a recommended candidate to the Board at its March 7 meeting.