The state Board of Higher Education voted Wednesday to appoint Larry Skogen as interim chancellor of the North Dakota University System.
Skogen is president of Bismarck State College and has been serving as acting interim chancellor since June. He was chosen over former North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Shane Goettle by a 5-3 vote.
Skogen said he wasn't surprised by the vote and even if he hadn't been chosen, he would have been happy to return full time to BSC.
"I never lost a minute of sleep … waiting to see what the board would do," Skogen said.