Mark Kennedy was named the 12th President of the University of North Dakota by the State Board of Higher Education on March 15, 2016. His term began on July 1, 2016, succeeding Interim President Ed Schafer and President Robert Kelley, who retired on January 14, 2016.
In this role, President Kennedy:
Serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the University.
Works with senior administration to develop, shape, and sustain the vision and mission of the University.
Carries out approved policies and regulations governing the University.
Promotes the intellectual, physical, and fiscal health of the University.
2016 was the only year in UND's history with three University Presidents. See what they accomplished in 2016 and how President Kennedy celebrated our spring graduates.