Larry Isaak

Higher Ed

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Larry Isaak served as president of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact from 2003 to 2010 and was re-appointed in April 2011. Previously, Isaak was the chancellor of the North Dakota University System for nearly 10 years and was named chancellor emeritus upon his departure in October 2003. Prior to being named chancellor, he served as vice chancellor for administrative and student affairs from 1984 to 1994. Isaak also worked in the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget, serving both as acting director and state executive budget analyst. He also served as the assistant legislative budget analyst and auditor for the North Dakota Legislative Council. Prior to serving in state government, he was employed with a private CPA firm. Isaak has been chair of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and as a commissioner to both the Midwestern Higher Education Compact and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Isaak, a certified public accountant, received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from the University of North Dakota. He also completed the program at the Stanford University Business Management Institute.