North Dakota State College of Science president to step down

July 21, 2021 GMT

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — The president of North Dakota State College of Science said Wednesday he’s retiring in December.

John Richman was appointed president of the southeastern North Dakota college 15 years ago. He has been at the two-year school since 1986, when he was named head football coach. He has been a physical education instructor, athletic director and vice president for academic and student affairs.

Richman served as interim president for one year and was named the college’s ninth president in February 2007.

North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott said Richman showed “unparalleled energy and dedication” in his numerous roles at the college.

Richman first came to the college as a student in the early 1970s.

“After 42 years in higher education, and 35 years of that spent at NDSCS, it feels like the right time to retire,” Richman said.