Fargo attorney Joseph Wetch Jr. has resigned from the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education less than two months after being appointed.
Gov. Doug Burgum in July named Wetch, a Bismarck native, to serve a four-year term on the board, effective July 1. Wetch resigned Aug. 20, citing “unforseen circumstances” that made him unable to continue serving, according to State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. Baesler heads a committee that reviews applications for the board and recommends potential appointments to the governor.