Carmen Simone Selected to Lead Dakota State College in Bottineau, North Dakota

Carmen Simone was appointed to lead Dakota State College in Bottineau, North Dakota. Founded in 1906 as the North Dakota School of Forestry, Dakota State College at Bottineau is now an affiliate campus of Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. The university President oversees operations at both sites. The leader of the affiliated college is given the title of campus dean.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to have been chosen to join Dakota State College in Bottineau as its next campus dean. I’m looking forward to working with the entire DCB community as we move into the future together,” said Dr. Simone.

Most recently Dr. Simone served as president of Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. Earlier in her career, Dr. Simone served as vice-president and dean of the University of South Dakota Community College for Sioux Falls, president of Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado, provost and vice-president of academic affairs at Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho, and vice-president of academic affairs at Casper College in Wyoming where she also taught chemistry for more than 10 years.

Dr. Simone earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Dakota. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Colorado State University, both degrees in chemistry.

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