- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Williston State College has hired its first full-time athletic director.

School officials announced Tuesday that Don Artamenko will begin the job on Aug. 1. He previously served as an assistant athletic director and athletic coordinator at Blinn College in Texas.

Artamenko will oversee six athletic programs as well as the booster club and other fundraising efforts. He will also serve on the school’s executive cabinet.

Williston is located in the heart of the state’s oil patch.