|Albert Berger elected president of State Historical Board|
Albert Berger, associate professor of history, has been elected president of the State Historical Board. The board oversees operations of the state's history agency, the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Berger has served on the board since July 2001. He was reappointed by Gov. John Hoeven in 2004 and again in 2007. State Historical Board members are appointed for three-year terms. All three officers serve two-year terms. They were elected at the board's quarterly meeting Oct. 12 at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck.
Other members of the State Historical Board are Marvin Kaiser of Williston, Richard Kloubec of Fargo; Diane Larson of Bismarck; Art Todd III of Jamestown; Sara Otte Coleman, state tourism director; Kelly Schmidt, state treasurer; Alvin A. Jaeger, secretary of state; Francis Zeigler, state transportation director; and Douglass Prchal, state parks and recreation director.
The SHSND manages 55 state historic sites and two state museums, operating as North Dakota's department of history, archaeology and archives since 1895.