North Dakota University System has named Jerry Rostad as the new vice chancellor of strategy and strategic engagement. In the position, Rostad is responsible for engaging all stakeholders in the State Board of Higher Education’s vision for the NDUS and for leadership in the development, implementation and communication of a comprehensive strategic plan.

“This is both an exciting and challenging time to be taking on this role in a more formal manner,” Rostad said. “I’m looking forward to working more with our faculty, staff, students and leadership from throughout the university system to ensure transparent communications and a robust strategy are consistently achieved.”

Chancellor Mark Hagerott said Rostad was a perfect fit for the role.

“Jerry has a wealth of experience in public sector communications and strategic work,” Hagerott said. “He’s already embraced the position and we’re happy to have him on board.”

Prior to taking this position, Rostad was an assistant chief information officer for NDUS Core Technology Services. Last summer, he was elected to his second term on the Fargo Park Board and he recently retired as a captain after serving 28 years in the Navy Reserve. Rostad has a B.S. degree in Mass Communication from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a M.A degree in communication from the University of North Dakota. He is a native of West Fargo and longtime resident of Fargo. Rostad and his wife Tami have two grown sons.