Joseph A. Chapman

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Joseph A. Chapman
13th President of North Dakota State University
In office
June 1999 (1999-06) – November 30, 2009 (2009-11-30)
Preceded byThomas R. Plough
Succeeded byDean L. Bresciani
Personal details
Spouse(s)Gale Chapman
ChildrenValerie
Jennifer
Alma materOregon State University
ProfessionBiology
Academic
 
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Joseph A. Chapman
13th President of North Dakota State University
In office
June 1999 (1999-06) – November 30, 2009 (2009-11-30)
Preceded byThomas R. Plough
Succeeded byDean L. Bresciani
Personal details
Spouse(s)Gale Chapman
ChildrenValerie
Jennifer
Alma materOregon State University
ProfessionBiology
Academic

Joseph A. Chapman was the president of North Dakota State University (NDSU) which is located in Fargo, North Dakota. He began his presidency in 1999, as the 13th president of the institution.

Biography[edit]

He is a graduate of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, where he received his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree. Joseph Chapman is married to Gale Chapman and they have two daughters, Valerie and Jennifer.

Tenure at NDSU[edit]

Enrollment at NDSU rose from around 9,600 students to nearly 14,200 during his tenure.NDSU State of the University Address[1] NDSU’s doctoral programs increased in size from 18 to 44, and the total annual research expenditures rose from $44 million to $115.5 million.[2] Chapman also led NDSU to join the NCAA Division I athletics program where during their first year of eligibility they sent seven teams to post-season play. In that same address, several of the building projects during his tenures also included: Renaissance Hall, Klai Hall, Criminal Justice building, Graduate Center, Bentson/Bunker Fieldhouse, Equine Science Center, three buildings in the Research and Technology Park, new residence halls, Memorial Union, Wallman Wellness Center, Sudro Hall, Beef Center of Excellence, the Arboretum, Animal Physiology and Nutrition Center, and Minard Hall.[3] President Chapman also noted that the estimated economic impact of the University to the State of North Dakota was $3.15 billion.[4]

Controversies[edit]

On October 14, 2009 Chapman announced his resignation from NDSU. He stated, "Controversies in recent days have created distractions that have made it impossible for me to provide the leadership this institution deserves".[1] Among those controversies is Chapman's $22,000 trip to Washington, DC for President Barack Obama's inauguration in January 2009 [5] and a construction project on a new home for the NDSU President that is more than $1 million over budget.[6][7][8] His resignation was to become official on January 2, 2010, but the North Dakota Board of Higher Education chose interim President Richard Hanson to take over effective December 1, 2009. Chapman's last day at NDSU was November 30, 2009.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NDSU, News. "State of the University Address". NDSU News. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  2. ^ NDSU News. "Chapman praises NDSU successes in State of University Address". NDSU.edu. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  3. ^ NDSU Athletics. "NDSU at a Glance". nmnathletics.com. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Office of the Vice President for University Relations (Oct 2009). "Chapman praises NDSU successes in State of the University Address". NDSU: It's Happening at the State 1 (20): 1. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/article_3ebdd04e-b8e2-11de-969c-001cc4c03286.html
  6. ^ http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/136587/
  7. ^ http://legacy.grandforksherald.com/pdfs/10-16-09-BAFC-MATERIALS.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/us/18dakota.html?_r=1
Preceded by
Thomas R. Plough
President of North Dakota State University
1999–2009
Succeeded by
Dean L. Bresciani