D.C. Coston has been appointed permanent president of Dickinson State University.
State Board of Higher Education President Grant Shaft said constituents of Dickinson State overwhelmingly asked that Coston, who has been serving as interim president, continue permanently.
Coston is former vice president for agriculture at North Dakota State University. He was appointed to lead Dickinson State after Richard McCallum was fired.
The board, meeting Thursday over conference call, voted unanimously to make Coston president.