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Published April 24, 2012, 05:09 PM

Microsoft Exec Named to ND Board of Higher Ed

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Microsoft executive and former North Dakota State University football coach has been named to North Dakota's Board of Higher Education.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Microsoft executive and former North Dakota State University football coach has been named to North Dakota's Board of Higher Education.

Don Morton will join the board July 1. He'll replace Michael Haugen of Fargo. Haugen is stepping down after serving one four-year term.

Morton is the person in charge at Microsoft's Fargo campus, which has more than 1,600 employees. He was part of the Great Plains Software business software company when Microsoft bought Great Plains in 2001.

Morton has been a football coach at NDSU, Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Tulsa.

He won a national championship at NDSU in 1983. He served later as the school's associate athletic director, and director of university relations.

The board has eight voting members.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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