Dr. Joshua Wynne was appointed Interim President of the University of North Dakota in June of 2019. In this role he will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the University. Wynne will work with senior administration to develop, shape and sustain the vision and mission of the University. He’ll carry out approved policies and regulations governing UND. Wynne promotes the intellectual, physical and fiscal health of the University. He says he will continue (and even accelerate) the positive momentum within the University that exists now.
Before Wynne was appointed Interim President of the University, he was named UND’s Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2010. He continues to serve in that role, in addition to being Interim President.
Prior to coming to UND, Wynne received his medical degree from Boston University. Wynne did his internal medicine residencey and his cardiology fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He was a member of Faculty Senate at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich., serving as Vice President from 1997-1999 and President from 1999-2001. From 1993-1997 he was Vice President of Affiliated Internists for the Department of Medicine, Wayne State University in Detroit. He was the Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Wayne State University from 1984-1997. Wynne and his wife, Susan Farkas, MD, live in Fargo and Grand Forks.