Greg Stemen, appointed to North Dakota’s State Board of Higher Education by Governor Jack Dalrymple in July of 2015, is ending his tenure on the board early.
His four-year term is up in June of next year, but after yesterday’s meeting of the board Stemen submitted a letter of resignation to Chairman Don Morton.
I spoke with Stemen this morning and questioned him about his early departure. He told me additional work duties at his day job, as well as a desire to spend more time with his daughter during her volleyball season this year, prompted his resignation.
“When I’m dying I’ll doubt I’ll feel like I didn’t spend enough time on the board,” he told me.
Stemen said he’d been working on two big pieces of board business which recently completed – the search for a new president at Valley City State University as well as the completion of an audit of the State School of Science in Wahpeton – and he felt like the time was right.
Here’s a copy of his resignation: