University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Hoffarth re-appointed to State Board of Higher Education

Janice Hoffarth

Janice Hoffarth

The North Dakota University System Staff Senate has re-appointed Janice Hoffarth, an administrative assistant in the UND Department of Music, to serve as staff advisor to the State Board of Higher Education.

Hoffarth was the first University System employee to serve in this position, which was created with the passage of North Dakota House Bill 1213 by the 2011 Legislative Assembly. Hoffarth will serve another one-year term ending in June 2014.

An Esmond, N.D., native, Hoffarth was one of six statewide winners of the 2010 Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service. She was the 2008-09 UND Staff Senate president. That same year, she was elected the first president of the North Dakota University System Staff Senate, which convened in 2008, with the approval of former NDUS Chancellor Bill Goetz. Each of the 11 NDUS campuses has at least one NDUS Staff Senate representative. The group represents more than 8,000 full and part-time University System employees.

Hoffarth will join UND’s Douglas Munski, professor and immediate past graduate director in the geography department, on the State Board. Munski will serve as the 2012-13 faculty advisor to the State Board of Higher Education.

-- David L. Dodds,  media relations/writer and editor, University Relations, 777.5529,

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