Dr. William Rugg, most recently provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern University in Tahlequah, Okla., has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Montana State University-Northern.
He will begin work in Havre on Feb. 17.
Northern Chancellor James Limbaugh made the announcement in an email to staff on Tuesday afternoon.
A more detailed announcement would be made Monday, he said.
Rugg was one of five finalists tapped for the post, vacated by the resignation of Rosalyn Templeton.