Mark Kennedy

With Feud Over, University of North Dakota Donors Sign Contract Extension

School and Ralph Engelstad Arena officials announced Tuesday that the deal will run through September of 2030.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A major donor to the University of North Dakota who had threatened to withhold donations over a dispute with the former president has agreed to a 10-year contract extension with the school to operate the team’s hockey arena. School and Ralph Engelstad Arena officials announced Tuesday that the deal will run through September of 2030. Terms were not…

Engelstad Arena to Unveil New Scoreboard Built by Daktronics

The idea to upgrade the video display was suggested by foundation trustee Kris Engelstad McGarry about a year and a half ago.

FARGO, N.D. – The Ralph Engelstad Arena at the University of North Dakota is preparing to unveil what it calls the largest video display in college hockey, a 50,000-pound scoreboard manufactured by South Dakota-based Daktronics. The Engelstad Family Foundation, which has been at odds with recently departed school president Mark Kennedy over a basketball floor logo and other issues, has…

CU Board of Regents Confirm Mark Kennedy As Next President, Vote Was 5-4

He has been president at UND since 2016.

DENVER — UND President Mark Kennedy has been selected as the next CU system president by the University of Colorado Board of Regents. The vote was split four-four but a “yes” vote by Chair Sue Sharkey gave Kennedy the votes he needed. His compensation package was approved by a 8-1 vote. Kennedy was the target of demonstrations and online petitions…

Regent Calls Attacks On Mark Kennedy “Unreasonable” And Blames Radical Leftists

Chance Hill is a member of the Colorado University Board of Regents

UND President Mark Kennedy in ColoradoDENVER, CO — A member of the Colorado University Board of Regents is speaking out in support of Mark Kennedy and the C-U presidential search process. In a Facebook post, Chance Hill wrote that he could no longer keep silent after Kennedy endured “unreasonable attacks and slanderous smears in the past two weeks.” Hill blames radical…

Mark Kennedy Tells Colorado Crowd That Is He “Fully Committed To Diversity”

UND President is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president

DENVER, CO (FOX 31 Denver)  — UND President Mark Kennedy told a forum in Colorado that he is “fully committed to diversity”. Kennedy is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president. The controversial pick to be CU’s next president has been criticized for his conservative voting record, and history of jumping from…

Kris Engelstad McGarry Celebrates Generosity at UND’s Women in Philanthropy Event

the Engelstad Family Foundation has donated $20 million to the university

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An outspoken critic of UND President Mark Kennedy is in Grand Forks to celebrate generosity. UND’s Women in Philanthropy group brought in Kris Engelstad McGarry as their guest speaker. She’s the daughter of Ralph Engelstad, the benefactor and namesake of the university’s hockey arena. The Engelstad Family Foundation has donated $20 million to UND and more…

Petition demands Colorado regents withdraw support for UND’s Kennedy

BOULDER, Colo. (KFGO) – Hundreds people including faculty, students and alumni have signed an online petition that calls for the University of Colorado Regents to withdraw their support for University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy. Kennedy is the lone finalist for the president’s position at the University of Colorado. The petition, signed by more than 700 people, says Kennedy…

UND President Likely Headed to University of Colorado

Mark Kennedy issued a message to UND faculty and staff, saying he will visit the Colorado campuses later this month before the board of regents makes a formal appointment.

GRAND FORKS (KFGO KNOX) – University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy says he’s the only finalist for president of the University of Colorado system. Kennedy issued a message to UND faculty and staff, saying he will visit the Colorado campuses later this month before the board of regents makes a formal appointment. Kennedy says he is sorry to leave…

UND President In The Running For University of Central Florida President

Kennedy says he and his wife are not anxious to leave Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND President Mark Kennedy is one of eight semifinalists for president at the University of Central Florida. Central Florida officials say a 15-member search committee will interview the candidates next week. The committee plans to bring three to five finalists back to the campus. Kennedy says he and his wife are not anxious to leave Grand…