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Public input sought on profile of next BSU-NTC president

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Jan. 4, 2010) — Area residents are invited to share their ideas regarding the preferred professional and leadership qualities of the next president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. Public input will be sought at a guided discussion and listening session on Monday, Jan. 11 in Bemidji State’s Hobson Memorial Union. The session will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the lower union’s Ozawindib Room.

Dr. Jon E. Quistgaard, president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, recently announced his retirement, effective this coming summer.

Assisting with the national search for the next BSU-NTC president are Dr. Kate Will and Howard Jessamy, representatives of the search firm Witt Kieffer. The discussion and listening session is part of a two-day visit to Bemidji for the pair, Jan. 11-12. During the visit, they will meet with various constituent groups including area residents.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.