VCSU Foundation Board

The purpose of the VCSU Foundation is to support Valley City State University. The Foundation exists to raise and manage private resources of time, talent, and financial contributions to support the mission and priorities of Valley City State University, and provide opportunities for both the students and the University that are not funded through state funds.

  • The mission of the VCSU Foundation is to support VCSU by involving alumni & friends of the University in activities and private giving that meet the University's needs and advance its welfare.
  • The Foundation supports and coordinates the efforts of the Alumni Association, V-500, Booster Board and major giving activities.

Board of Directors 2020-21

  • President

    Mary Simonson

  • Vice President

    Matt Pedersen

  • Secretary

    Dave Bass

  • Treasurer

    Jeff Nathan

  • Ken Astrup
  • Kirsten Baesler
  • Bob Bergan
  • DuWayne Bott
  • Ray Braun
  • Mark Finstad
  • George Gaukler
  • Gigi Goven
  • Dick Gulmon
  • Bob Horne
  • Dee Jensen
  • Josh Kasowski
  • Karsten Melgaard
  • Phil Mueller 
  • Mark Richman
  • Paul Sandness
  • Jerry A. Topp

Ex Officio - Non-Voting Member

  • VCSU President

    Dr. Alan LaFave

2021 Meeting Schedule

Date Meeting Venue Time
January 13, 2021 Capital Campaign Task Force Microsoft Teams 2:00 p.m.
January 28, 2021 Foundation Board Executive Committee VCSU Student Center Student Senate Room 7:00 a.m.
February 8, 2021 Foundation Board Meeting AmericInn Conference Room 3:00 p.m.
February 10, 2021 Capital Campaign Task Force Microsoft Teams 2:00 p.m.
March 10, 2021 Capital Campaign Task Force Microsoft Teams 2:00 p.m.
May 6, 2021 Foundation Board Executive Committee VCSU Student Center Student Senate Room 7:00 a.m.
June 14, 2021 Foundation Board Meeting AmericInn Conference Room 1:00 p.m.
September 9, 2021 Foundation Board Executive Committee VCSU Student Center Student Senate Room 7:00 a.m.
September 20, 2021 Foundation Board Meeting AmericInn Conference Room 3:00 p.m.
November 4, 2021 Foundation Board Executive Committee VCSU Student Center Student Senate Room 7:00 a.m.
November 15, 2021 Foundation Board Meeting AmericInn Conference Room 3:00 p.m.