North Dakota Higher Ed Board Considers Extra $5 Million For Oil Patch

Friday, April 13, 2012

Higher education leaders will get a firsthand look today at the challenges facing colleges in the Oil Patch.

During a meeting at Williston State College, the state Board of Higher Education will consider whether to ask the Legislature for $5 million to target western North Dakota campuses.

The money would address housing shortages, faculty turnover, campus security, academic programs and other needs of campuses affected by oil development.

Board President Grant Shaft said the energy impact dollars proposed are geared for Williston State, Dickinson State University, Minot State University and Bismarck State College.

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