Burgum appoints Mihalick, Hacker to ND Board of Higher Education

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday appointed Timothy Mihalick of Minot and reappointed Nick Hacker of Bismarck to the North Dakota Board of Higher Education.

Mihalick is a business development officer at First Western Bank & Trust of Minot. He will fill the unexpired term of Greg Stemen, who retired from state Board of Higher Education in September. Stemen’s unexpired term ends June 30.

Hacker is the president of North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co. and has served on the state Board of Higher Education since July 1, 2015, currently as vice chair. He was reappointed to a four-year term that begins July 1 in his current seat.

The governor selected Hacker and Mihalick from two pools, each with three candidates selected by a five-person nominating committee. The North Dakota Senate still must approve their appointment to the Board.