NDSU Provost announces retirement from administrative post

North Dakota State University’s long-serving provost and vice president of academic affairs, Craig Schnell, has announced his intention to retire from his administrative responsibilities sometime in the summer of 2011.  Schnell will transition to a faculty position in the College of Pharmacy.

“Dr. Schnell’s two and a half decades of service to NDSU reflect his deeply felt commitment to our University and merit our sincere recognition and appreciation,” said President Dean L. Bresciani.

Schnell will remain his administrative role until the position is filled. A national search to fill the position will be announced in the near future.

Schnell came to NDSU in August 1985 as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. In 2002, he was named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Prior to working at NDSU, Schnell served as chair of the Department of Pharmacodynamics and Toxicology in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Media Center in Omaha. He was also the chief of toxicology at the U.S. Army’s Fort Baker from 1969 to 1971.

Schnell earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy at South Dakota State University in 1965 and his master and doctorate in pharmacology/toxicology from Purdue University in 1969.

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