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 2021-22

  • 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
  • Ryan Leroux
  • Karsten Melgaard
  • Phil Mueller 
  • Mark Richman
  • 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 - Interim Vice President for Business Affairs

2022-23 Meeting Schedule

Date Meeting Venue Time
June 2, 2022 Foundation Board Executive Committee Open Door Center Conference Room 7:00 a.m.
June 8, 2022 Capital Campaign Task Force VCSU Alumni Room 2:00 p.m.
June 13, 2022 Foundation Board Meeting VCSU Student Center Skoal Room 1:30 p.m.
July 13, 2022 Capital Campaign Task Force VCSU Alumni Room 2:00 p.m.
September 8, 2022 Foundation Board Executive Committee Open Door Center Conference Room 7:00 a.m.
September 19, 2022 Foundation Board Meeting VCSU Student Center Skoal Room 3:00 p.m.
November 3, 2022 Foundation Board Executive Committee Open Door Center Conference Room 7:00 a.m.
November 14, 2022 Foundation Board Meeting VCSU Student Center Skoal Room 3:00 p.m.
March 2, 2023 Foundation Board Executive Committee VCSU Student Center Student Senate Room 7:00 a.m.
March 13, 2023 Foundation Board Meeting VCSU Student Center Skoal Room 3:00 p.m.