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The Research North Dakota and the Centers of Excellence & Research Excellence programs are overseen by a commission comprised of members from the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation and the State Board of Higher Education. The Centers of Excellence Commission manages the application process, makes funding determinations for projects, and oversees the monitoring of the Centers and Research North Dakota grant recipients.

North Dakota Economic Development Foundation Members State Board of Higher Education Members

MarkNisbet.jpgMark Nisbet, Chairman

North Dakota Principal Manager
Xcel Energy, Fargo
gregstemenphoto.jpgGreg Stemen

First State Bank of North Dakota, Fort Ransom

TimHennessy.jpgTim Hennessy, Vice Chairman

Regional President
US Bank, Bismarck
Kevin MelicherKevin Melicher, O.D.

Eyecare Associates, PC, Fargo

JimTraynor.jpgJim Traynor

Director of Client/Channel Management
Intelligent InSites, Fargo
mikenessphoto.jpgMr. Mike Ness
School Administrator (retired)
Hazen Public Schools, Hazen

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