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 2022-23

  • President

    Mary Simonson

  • Vice President

    Matt Pedersen

  • Secretary

    Dave Bass

  • Treasurer

    Jeff Nathan

  • Ken Astrup
  • Kirsten Baesler
  • Bob Bergan
  • DuWayne Bott
  • Mark Finstad
  • George Gaukler
  • Gigi Goven
  • Bob Horne
  • Dee Jensen
  • Josh Kasowski
  • Ryan Leroux
  • Karsten Melgaard
  • Phil MuellerĀ 
  • Mark Richman
  • Larry Robinson
  • Paul Sandness
  • Jerry A. Topp

Ex Officio - Non-Voting Members

  • VCSU President

    Dr. Alan LaFave

  • Others

    Cory Anderson - Executive Director for University Advancement
    Erica Buchholz - Vice President for Business Affairs

2022-23 Meeting Schedule

Date Meeting Venue Time
September 14, 2023 Foundation Board Executive Committee Ludvigson, Braun Conference Room 7:00 a.m.
October 2, 2023 Foundation Board Meeting VCSU Alumni Room (206) 3:00 p.m.
November 30, 2023 Foundation Board Executive Committee Ludvigson, Braun Conference Room 7:00 a.m.
December 11, 2023 Foundation Board Meeting VCSU Alumni Room (206) 3:00 p.m.
February 29, 2024 Foundation Board Executive Committee Ludvigson, Braun Conference Room 7:00 a.m.
March 18, 2024 Foundation Board Meeting VCSU Alumni Room (206) 2:00 p.m.
May 30, 2024 Foundation Board Executive Committee Ludvigson, Braun Conference Room 7:00 a.m.
June 10, 2024 Foundation Board Meeting VCSU Alumni Room (206) 1:30 p.m.