Education briefly

Halvorson rises to vice president

Lloyd Halvorson has been named vice president of academic affairs at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. Halvorson has been with Lake Region State College since 2002.

Halvorson brings both a classroom faculty and administrative perspective to his new position. From 2011 to the present, he served as assistant vice president of academic affairs at LRSC. He also served as an assistant professor and director of the Peace Officer Training program at the college from 2002 to 2011.

A native of Devils Lake and a graduate of Devils Lake High School, Halvorson earned an associate degree from LRSC. He also earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from Minot State University and holds both an administrative credential and teaching credential from the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education.

Prior to joining LRSC he served as a patrol officer, accreditation manager and supervisor with the Bismarck Police Department.

Lesch tapped for state post

William C. Lesch has been named vice chancellor for academic affairs for the North Dakota University System, effective July 1. Lesch has more than 30 years’ experience at three major universities and consultative experience to a wide variety of business enterprises. He is currently serving as professor of marketing at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

As the chief academic officer of the NDUS, the vice chancellor for academic affairs oversees all academic and student affairs functions within the North Dakota University System including policy development, implementation management, and multi-campus coordination.

The vice chancellor reports directly to the chancellor, is a member of the chancellor’s cabinet, and serves as chair for both the academic and student affairs councils of the 11-campus University System governed by the State Board of Higher Education.