A concurrent resolution to create and enact a new section to article VIII of the Constitution of North Dakota, relating to the creation of a commission of higher education; to repeal section 6 of article VIII of the Constitution of North Dakota, relating to the state board of higher education; and to provide an effective date.
STATEMENT OF INTENT
This measure would create a three-member commission of higher education beginning on July 1, 2015, to oversee and administer the provision of all public higher education in this state.
This constitutional measure would create and enact a new section to Article VIII of the North Dakota Constitution creating a three-member commission of higher education, effective July 1, 2015 with full executive responsibility for the management and operation of the North Dakota university system. The measure would repeal Section 6 of Article VIII of the Constitution relating to the current eight-member state board of higher education. Members of the new commission would be appointed by the Governor to four year terms from a list of nominees provided by a special committee, and would be subject to confirmation by the Senate. One of the commissioners must possess leadership experience in a private sector business, industry, or service and one member, at the time of appointment, must hold a professional position within the higher education sector. The commissioners could be reappointed to three consecutive terms.
[ ] YES - means you approve the measure summarized above.
[ ] NO - means you reject the measure summarized above.