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Richard Hanson, interim president at North Dakota State University, spoke at a public forum Thursday afternoon on the first day of his two-day visit to Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. He is the fifth and final presidential candidate to visit BSU and NTC. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

NDSU interim president gets top job at BSU

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The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities today appointed

Richard A. Hanson as president of Bemidji State University and Northwest


Technical College.

Hanson, 60, has been interim president of North Dakota State

University since Dec. 1, 2009. Previously, he served as president of

Waldorf College; professor of sociology, vice president for academic

affairs and dean of the college, all at Augustana College; associate

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